Psychiatric symptoms in preadolescents with musculoskeletal pain and fibromyalgia.

@article{Mikkelsson1997PsychiatricSI,
  title={Psychiatric symptoms in preadolescents with musculoskeletal pain and fibromyalgia.},
  author={Marja Mikkelsson and Andre Sourander and Jorma Piha and Jouko J. Salminen},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1997},
  volume={100 2 Pt 1},
  pages={220-7}
}
OBJECTIVES To study the association of musculoskeletal pain with emotional and behavioral problems, especially depressive symptoms in Finnish preadolescents. STUDY DESIGN A structured pain questionnaire was completed by 1756 third- and fifth-grade schoolchildren for identifying children with widespread pain (WSP), children with neck pain (NP), and pain-free controls for the comparative study. There were 124 children with WSP (mean age, 10.7 years), 108 children with NP (mean age, 11.1 years… CONTINUE READING