There may be substantial disparity between diagnoses of fibromyalgia based on criteria vs International Classification of Disease standards.
There is disagreement between clinical diagnosis and criteria-based diagnosis of fibromyalgia.
Smoking tobacco is a risk factor for cognitive dysfunction in patients with fibromyalgia.
For women with fibromyalgia, comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder may contribute to blunted cardiovascular reactivity to stress.
Increases in stimulation intensity for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation may benefit women with fibromyalgia-related pain, particularly older women and women with anxiety.
In a randomized control trial, researchers found that internet-delivered exposure therapy was more cost-effective for patients with fibromyalgia than a waitlist control, which did not involve any treatment during the experimental phase of the study.
Women with fibromyalgia were found to have elevated levels of endocannabinoidome lipid mediators.
Mirtazapine is a central alpha-2 antagonist currently FDA-approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder.
Pain catastrophizing may be associated with a reduced ability to effectively distract the mind from pain in patients with fibromyalgia.
Improvement in fibromyalgia impact questionnaire scores was greater for combined tai chi groups.