Psychological aspects of Brazilian women with fibromyalgia.

  title={Psychological aspects of Brazilian women with fibromyalgia.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Eduardo Martinez and Marcos Bosi Ferraz and Aldo M. Fontana and E. Atra},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  volume={39 2},
In order to determine the occurrence of psychological disturbances the authors studied 47 women who fulfilled the American College of Rheumatology Criteria for the classification of fibromyalgia and 25 random selected control patients without chronic muscle pain, all of whom live in Sorocaba, SP, Brazil. Personality disturbances were observable in 63.8% of the patients and 8.0% of the control group (p < 0.05); depression in 80.0% of the fibromyalgia group and 12.0% of the controls (p < 0.05… CONTINUE READING

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