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A 54-year-old female asked:

Advised either depressed or its "the fibromyalgia."im extremely tired, sleepy, have palmar erythema & lower back pain. no diagnosis given to date?

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Dr. Robert Dahmes
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Differences: Depression diagnosis requires either depressed mood or no interest plus weight change, sleep disturbance, fatigue, worthlessness, poor concentration and thoughts of death. These symptoms are persistent. Fibromyalgia requires a history of 3 months duration of widespread musculoskeletal pain and excessive tenderness in at least 11 of 18 anatomical sites. Note: no pain with depression.

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