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Dwelling On Pain Interferes With Fibromyalgia Patients' Ability To Control It, Study Finds

Thursday 8 March 2018


From Fibromyalgia News Today:


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Dwelling on Pain Interferes with Fibromyalgia Patients’ Ability to Control It, Study Finds

By Iqra Mumal
March 7, 2018
© 2018 Fibromyalgia News Today

Researchers found that dwelling on pain, magnifying its threat, and feeling helpless about it impairs fibromyalgia (FM) patients’ ability to control it and leads to its exacerbation.

Scientists refer to this pre-occupation with pain as pain catastrophizing.

Reducing pain catastrophizing may help improve FM symptoms, the researchers said.


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