Determinants of representational and behavioral hyperactivity in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome

  title={Determinants of representational and behavioral hyperactivity in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome},
  author={Jacques Grisart and Nathalie Scaillet and Marie-Catherine Michaux and Etienne Masquelier and Carole Fantini and Olivier Luminet},
  journal={Journal of Health Psychology},
  pages={1128 - 1137}
Fibromyalgia is associated with a premorbid hyperactivity. This study examines how contextual and personality factors contribute to premorbid hyperactivity. A total of 45 patients completed questionnaires. The results show that the number of children and the basic bodily needs neglect (and their interaction) explain nearly 50 percent of the variance of hyperactivity. The neglect toward bodily needs completely mediates the relation between self-oriented perfectionism and hyperactivity. This… 

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