Somatized depression as a subgroup of fibromyalgia syndrome

  title={Somatized depression as a subgroup of fibromyalgia syndrome},
  author={Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg and Bernd Gallhofer},
  journal={Zeitschrift f{\"u}r Rheumatologie},
An increase of depressive symptoms in fibromyalgia patients has been noted in a number of studies. The etiologic significance of this finding remains, however, controversial. We suggest that a subgroup of patients with this symptom combination may be pragmatically classified as suffering from somatized depression. Clinical indicators such as a family… CONTINUE READING