Childhood Abuse

Migraine in Adults Linked to Childhood Abuse

Migraine in Adults Linked to Childhood Abuse

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Abuse during childhood has a significant association with migraine and maladaptive personality traits in adulthood.

Childhood Adversity Common in Patients With Fibromyalgia, Chronic Widespread Pain

Childhood Adversity Common in Patients With Fibromyalgia, Chronic Widespread Pain

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Women with fibromyalgia and chronic widespread pain had elevated levels of childhood adversity, including sexual and emotional abuse.

History of Abuse Linked to Greater Pain Severity, Fibromyalgia, Depression and Anxiety

History of Abuse Linked to Greater Pain Severity, Fibromyalgia, Depression and Anxiety

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Patients with a history of abuse either in childhood or adulthood have been found to display higher levels of depression, anxiety, pain severity and catastrophizing, as well as reduced physical functioning; in addition, those patients have higher scores on the fibromyalgia survey used to measure "fibromyalgia-ness" than those without a history of abuse.

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