Alexithymia and psychological distress in fibromyalgia: prevalence and relation with quality of life.

@article{Castelli2012AlexithymiaAP,
  title={Alexithymia and psychological distress in fibromyalgia: prevalence and relation with quality of life.},
  author={Lorys Castelli and Valentina Tesio and Françoise Colonna and Stefania Molinaro and Paolo Leombruni and Maria Grazia Bruzzone and Fusaro Enrico and Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini and Riccardo G. V. Torta},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={30 6 Suppl 74},
  pages={
          70-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic syndrome characterised by widespread musculoskeletal pain associated with other symptoms like fatigue, stiffness, non-restorative sleep and psychological distress that strongly affects the quality of life in FM patients. While the psychological distress has been widely explored in FM, only a few studies investigated alexithymia, an emotional dysregulation trait. AIMS Evaluate the prevalence of alexithymia and psychological distress and their impact on… CONTINUE READING

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