Fibromyalgia diagnosis: a review of the past, present and future

  title={Fibromyalgia diagnosis: a review of the past, present and future},
  author={Sheng-Min Wang and Changsu Han and Soo-Jung Lee and Ashwin A. Patkar and Prakash S. Masand and Chi-Un Pae},
  journal={Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics},
  pages={667 - 679}
Diagnosis of fibromyalgia (FM) remains controversial even though diverse diagnostic criteria have been developed. This review looks at the history, evolution of diagnostic criteria, endless controversy, recent trends and future perspectives regarding FM diagnosis. Some have criticized that diagnosis of FM could lead to medicalization, whereas others have raised concerns of under-diagnosing FM. With the evolution of diagnosis criteria from American College of Rheumatology 1990 to modified… 
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