Psychiatric Comorbidities
This slide show series provides a quick look at the salient features associated with some of the most frequent psychiatric comorbidities including fibromyalgia, movement disorders, and migraine. (Source: Psychiatric Times)
Source: Psychiatric Times - March 4, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Small Benefit of SNRIs for Fibromyalgia PainSmall Benefit of SNRIs for Fibromyalgia Pain
New meta-analysis shows selective serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors may ease pain in some patients, but they don't significantly improve sleep or quality of life and may have adverse effects. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

PTSD: A Window into the Bodymind (Part 5)
Science and medicine are evolving toward a major change in outlook, where patient health and well being are viewed along a spectrum and no condition can be dismissed as 'merely' psychosomatic.read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - February 22, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Michael Jawer Tags: Health Neuroscience Personality Stress amalgam bou chronic fatigue conscious awareness constant contact conventional science Fibromyalgia flip side genetic predispositions hormonal systems human personality immune system ir Source Type: news

Important Evidence Supporting Fibromyalgia As A Spectrum Disorder
Researchers have determined that fibromyalgia prevalence is 2.1% of the general population in Germany. Results appearing in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal published by Wiley on behalf of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), suggest that fibromyalgia is a spectrum disorder rather than a categorical illness. Additionally, a number of fibromyalgia cases in the general population satisfy proposed criteria for physical symptom disorder - the presence of one or more physical symptoms that impair function, which cannot be explained by another clinical or psychiatric illness... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fibromyalgia Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia Not One-Size-Fits-All Disorder (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Fibromyalgia should be considered a condition that exists across a continuum in a population, and is not a categorical disorder as it has often been considered, researchers concluded from a survey analysis in Germany. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 19, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia prevalence at 2.1 percent of general German population
(Wiley) Researchers have determined that fibromyalgia prevalence is 2.1 percent of the general population in Germany. Results appearing in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal published by Wiley on behalf of the American College of Rheumatology, suggest that fibromyalgia is a spectrum disorder rather than a categorical illness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) for fibromyalgia syndrome
Source: Cochrane Area: Evidence> Disease Focused Reviews Background Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a clinically well-defined chronic condition of unknown etiology characterized by chronic widespread pain that often co-exists with sleep disturbances, cognitive dysfunction and fatigue. Patients often report high disability levels and poor quality of life (QOL). Drug therapy focuses on reducing key symptoms and improving quality of life.   Objectives To assess the benefits and harms of serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) compared with placebo for treating FMS symptoms in adults.  ...
Source: NeLM - Disease Focused Reviews - February 18, 2013 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: news

Benefit Denial Was Reasonably Supported, 2nd Circuit Rules
NEW YORK - An ERISA-governed insurer's benefit denial to a claimant with fibromyalgia was not arbitrary and capricious, the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Jan. 24 (Virginia Ianniello v. Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Co., et al., No. 12-718, 2nd Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 1573). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 12, 2013 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Drugs to Treat Fibromyalgia Just as Likely to Harm as Help
01/31/2013, Among fibromyalgia patients taking either of two commonly prescribed drugs to reduce pain, 22 percent report substantial improvement while 21 percent had to quit the regimen due to unpleasant side effects, according to a new review in The Cochrane Library. (Source: Health Behavior News Service)
Source: Health Behavior News Service - February 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Did DSM 5 Botch Somatic Symptom Disorder?
DSM 5 has made official a mental disorder that will be misapplied to millions of people who are really just medically ill. read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - February 6, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Allen J. Frances, M.D. Tags: Anxiety Depression Health Psychiatry A closed process and time pressure. bad news chapman diagnosis dimsdale dsm 5 dsm5 eleventh hour email Fibromyalgia heart disease inclusion irritable bowel syndrome loose definition Source Type: news

Chicago Chiropractor Provides Personal Pain Management Programs
CHICAGO, Feb. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dr. Mark Cohen, DC of the Chicago Pain Center has developed an integrated, whole body approach to helping his patients deal with pain. Whether patients come to the center looking for relief from pain associated with a personal injury accident or a work-related accident, are dealing with the debilitating effects of a chronic condition such as fibromyalgia or arthritis, or want to improve wellness, Chicago Pain Center will put together a unique (Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - February 4, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Drugs to Treat Fibromyalgia Just as Likely to Harm as Help
01/31/2013, The Cochrane Library, Among fibromyalgia patients taking either of two commonly prescribed drugs to reduce pain, 22 percent report substantial improvement while 21 percent had to quit the regimen due to unpleasant side effects, according to a new review in The Cochrane Library. (Source: Health Behavior News Service)
Source: Health Behavior News Service - January 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Identifying and Treating Common Psychiatric Conditions Comorbid With
This article reviews the diagnostic criteria for both myalgic encephalomyelitis and fibromyalgia and describes how to differentiate them from depressive and anxiety disorders, the psychiatric conditions with which they are most often confused. (Source: Psychiatric Times)
Source: Psychiatric Times - January 18, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Identifying and Treating Common Psychiatric Conditions Comorbid with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and/or Fibromyalgia
This article reviews the diagnostic criteria for both myalgic encephalomyelitis and fibromyalgia and describes how to differentiate them from depressive and anxiety disorders, the psychiatric conditions with which they are most often confused. (Source: Psychiatric Times)
Source: Psychiatric Times - January 18, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Are the Side Effects Worth It?
Off-label prescription abuses can "dope" off weight, but at what price?read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - January 17, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Judith J. Wurtman, Ph.D. Tags: Diet Ethics and Morality Health adderall amphetamine antidepressants ball gown binge eating cynics doping Doping and diets effects of amphetamines fda guidelines Fibromyalgia first cousins food intake healthy habits medic Source Type: news

When life is just a pain
MARTINA LEAHY:After being diagnosed with fibromyalgia two years ago, a mother-of-two has learned to live with the pain (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - January 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis Research UK report: Complementary and alternative medicines for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia
Source: Arthritis Research UK Area: News Arthritis Research UK has launched its evidence-based report on complementary and alternative medicines for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia.   Twenty-five therapies were considered in the report. Each therapy was scored according to their effectiveness on a scale of 1 (little or no evidence that it was effective) to 5 (good evidence that it was effective), based on published data from clinical trials. Effectiveness was measured in terms of improvements in pain, disability or quality of life. In addition the safety of each therapy was ...
Source: NeLM - News - January 10, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Amitriptyline for neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia in adults
Source: Cochrane Area: Evidence> Drug Specific Reviews Background   Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant that is widely used to treat chronic neuropathic pain (pain due to nerve damage) and fibromyalgia, and is recommended in many guidelines. These types of pain can be treated with antidepressant drugs in doses below those at which the drugs act as antidepressants.         Objectives   To assess the analgesic efficacy of amitriptyline for chronic neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia.To assess the adverse events associated with the clinical use of amitriptyline...
Source: NeLM - Drug Specific Reviews - January 3, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Migraines and fibromyalgia: the TMJ connection
What follows is heavy reading. If you suffer from headaches, migraines or fibromyalgia, it will be well worth it to discover the relationship of these issues to the position of your lower jaw. The content of this article could change your life. We have my colleague Leonard... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Understanding the Challenges of Cancer Survivors With Pre-existing Disabilities
We know so little about the cancer experience of people who had a functional limitation, such as fibromyalgia, sensory impairment, polio, and depression, prior to their cancer diagnosis and treatment. If you have completed active treatment for your cancer, I invite you to participate in a study to help us understand how cancer survivors who had a functional limitation before being diagnosed with cancer take care of their health. Your information will help health care providers work more effectively with survivors such as yourself. You can earn $ 25 by completing a questionnaire packet.  If you are over the age of 21 a...
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - October 11, 2009 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Understanding the Challenges of Cancer Survivors With Pre-existing Disabilities
We know so little about the cancer experience of people who had a functional limitation, such as fibromyalgia, sensory impairment, polio, and depression, prior to their cancer diagnosis and treatment. If you have completed active treatment for your cancer, I invite you to participate in a study to help us understand how cancer survivors who had a functional limitation before being diagnosed with cancer take care of their health. Your information will help health care providers work more effectively with survivors such as yourself. You can earn $ 25 by completing a questionnaire packet. If you are over the age of 21 an...
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - October 11, 2009 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news