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Fibromialgia para o psiquiatra


Pridmore, S and Rosa, MA, Fibromialgia para o psiquiatra, Psiquiatria Clínica, 29, (1) pp. 33-41. ISSN 0101-6083 (2002) [Refereed Article]


Fibromyalgia (FM) is common in pain clinics and not infrequently encountered in psychiatric practice. In spite of being a common disorder that causes great suffering and disability, FM is poorly understood and ignored in medical school and post-graduate training. FM is associated with a wide range of reproducible pathophysiological findings. Speculation has FM as a form of 1) sleep disorder, 2) CNS sensitization, and 3) dysregulation of the stress response. Treatment can be well managed by psychiatrists and includes 1) education and CBT, 2) antidepressants, 3) analgesics, and 4) a range of other potential treatments including hormones (Barkhuizen, 2001).

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Mental health services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Pridmore, S (Professor Saxby Pridmore)
ID Code:23769
Year Published:2002
Deposited By:Psychiatry
Deposited On:2002-08-01
Last Modified:2003-04-02

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