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Is fibromyalgia linked to depression?

Is fibromyalgia linked to depression?

Yes,: The frequency of clinical depression or anxiety is higher in fibromyalgia patients then the general population. This is also true of other conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Current research does not support depression as a cause of fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is not depression. However, chronic pain can cause feelings of anxiety and depression, which can worsen fibromyalgia symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Is fibromyalgia caused by depression?

Is fibromyalgia caused by depression?

No.: No depression does not cause fibromyalgia. However, suffering from chronic pain can cause anxiety and depression which can make fibromyalgia symptoms worse. ...Read more

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Comorbidity of fibromyalgia and depression?

Comorbidity of fibromyalgia and depression?

Highly Associated: To my mind, the explanation is that chronic pain of the musculoskeletal system worsens as the fibromyalgia sufferer lays on the sleep surface. Ground forces of the sleep surface stress painful joints, ligaments, tendons, & muscles. Neurologists well know that interrupted and unrefreshing sleep leads to daytime fatigue and depression. ...Read more

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Could fibromyalgia or depression cause a change in leptin levels?

Could fibromyalgia or depression cause a change in leptin levels?

Pain, Sleep,Leptin: Leptin is a hormone that regulates metabolism and body weight. Fibromyalgia may cause sleep deprivation which in turn may lower or raise leptin levels. Leptin levels are inversely related to depression and stress. ...Read more

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I will put it differently. Now knowing mswlf as secret schizoid, could my fibromyalgia w depression diagnosis was wrong? Just exausted body and mind?

I will put it differently. Now knowing mswlf as secret schizoid, could my fibromyalgia w depression diagnosis was wrong? Just exausted body and mind?

Depression: In order to obtain a proper diagnosis you should consult with a mental health professional in your area. Your diagnosis could be wrong but this is very difficult to assess without professional assistance. Take care of yourself by having the courage to ask for help. My best. ...Read more

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I feel like I have empty head i can't concentrate well and difficulty speaking.I'm confused between depression and fibromyalgia and add disorder?

I feel like I have empty head i can't concentrate well and difficulty speaking.I'm confused between depression and fibromyalgia and add disorder?

They are Different: Each is an independent diagnosis, even if some people have one, two or even all three together. If you do not have easy access to a doctor, consider looking online for your local community mental health center and for local community health clinics that serve those without resources. ...Read more

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With fibromyalgia/depression. Have lots of atypical behaviors i can't cover anymore ( asd like/ocd/ bfrd). Have to redefine mself, where to start?

With fibromyalgia/depression. Have lots of atypical behaviors i can't cover anymore ( asd like/ocd/ bfrd). Have to redefine mself, where to start?

Depression: Sounds like you would benefit from psychotherapy with an experienced mental health professional given the complexity of your struggles. Ask your doctor or your insurance carrier for a referral. My best. ...Read more

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What medications are best for fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and depression?

What medications are best for fibromyalgia,  chronic fatigue,  and depression?

HMMMM: There is no magic pills for any one of these let alone all three conditions. Your doctor may need to try several different medications, along with Psychotherapy and counseling to help with your issues, and hopefully, through trial and error, and a good relationship with your healing professional, you will be able to find some relief. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, anxiety, ...Read more


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