Affective distress and fibromyalgia


Sayar K., Gulec H., Topbas M., Kalyoncu A.

SWISS MEDICAL WEEKLY, vol.134, pp.248-253, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 134
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Journal Name: SWISS MEDICAL WEEKLY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.248-253
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Principles: Elevated rates of lifetime and current psychiatric disorders, elevations of psychological self-report measures assessing depression, anxiety and hypochondriasis have been reported in fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) patients as well as studies refuting these findings. Studies comparing FMS patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients provide discrepant data. The aim of this paper is to compare FMS patients with RA patients and healthy controls with respect to psychological measures in a case control design.