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Published Cognitive behavioral therapy eases how fibromyalgia pain is experienced by the brain (via sciencedaily.com)
Patients living with fibromyalgia (FM) -- a disease that predominantly affects women and is characterized by chronic pain, fatigue and brain fog -- often find limited treatment options and a scarcity of explanations for their symptoms. Investigators have now found that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can significantly reduce the burden of FM by, in part, reducing pain-catastrophizing, a negative cognitive and emotional response that can intensify pain through feelings of helplessness, rumination and intrusive thoughts. This finding is backed by neuroimaging data, evidencing reduced connectivity between regions of the brain associated with self-awareness, pain and emotional processing.
Published Fibromyalgia: Pain out of control (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Feeling like we have a degree of control makes us tolerate pain better. In the case of fibromyalgia, however, this simply doesn't work. A study provides clues as to why.
Published Antidepressants used for chronic pain on the rise, but are they effective? (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
New research has found some antidepressants may be effective in treating certain chronic pain conditions, but others lack convincing evidence on their effectiveness.
Published Study analyzes brain changes associated with juvenile fibromyalgia (via sciencedaily.com)
Analyzing the brain changes that occur in the first stages of juvenile fibromyalgia could help to better understand the pathophysiology of this syndrome.
Published 'Where does it hurt?' predicts chronic pain outcomes, study shows (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Pain distribution as reported on a body map, on its own, can be used to assign patients to distinct subgroups that are associated with differences in pain intensity, pain quality, pain impact and clinically-relevant three-month outcomes, according to a new study.
Published Fibromyalgia likely the result of autoimmune problems (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
New research has shown that many of the symptoms in fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) are caused by antibodies that increase the activity of pain-sensing nerves throughout the body. The results show that fibromyalgia is a disease of the immune system, rather than the currently held view that it originates in the brain.
Published People with fibromyalgia are substituting CBD for opioids to manage pain (via sciencedaily.com)
As the ravages of the opioid epidemic lead many to avoid these powerful painkillers, a significant number of people with fibromyalgia are finding an effective replacement in CBD-containing products, finds a new study.
Published Research shows how a diet change might help US veterans with Gulf War illness (via sciencedaily.com)
A new study shows the results from a dietary intervention in U.S. veterans suffering from Gulf War Illness, a neurological disorder in veterans who served in the Persian Gulf War from 1990 to 1991.
Published Brain inflammation in veterans with Gulf War illness (via sciencedaily.com)
In a new discovery, researchers have detected widespread inflammation in the brains of veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Illness.
Published Gut bacteria associated with chronic pain for first time (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A research team has shown, for the first time, that there are alterations in the bacteria in the gastrointestinal tracts of people with fibromyalgia. Approximately 20 different species of bacteria were found in either greater or are lesser quantities in the microbiomes of participants suffering from the disease than in the healthy control group.
Published Does insulin resistance cause fibromyalgia? (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers were able to dramatically reduce the pain of fibromyalgia patients with medication that targeted insulin resistance.
Published Experimental blood test accurately spots fibromyalgia (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
For the first time, researchers have evidence that fibromyalgia can be reliably detected in blood samples -- work they hope will pave the way for a simple, fast diagnosis.
Published Are most patients with fibromyalgia misdiagnosed? (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Recent studies have suggested that most people who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia by physicians may not actually have the condition. A new study found that overall agreement between clinicians' diagnosis of fibromyalgia and diagnosis by published criteria is only fair.
Published Insomnia therapy may slow or reverse cortical gray matter atrophy in fibromyalgia (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Preliminary findings from a pilot study suggest that cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) may slow or even reverse the atrophy of cortical gray matter in patients who have co-morbid fibromyalgia.
Published Research teams find widespread inflammation in the brains of fibromyalgia patients (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A study has documented for the first time widespread inflammation in the brains of patients with the poorly understood condition called fibromyalgia.
Published Screening women veterans with fibromyalgia for childhood abuse may improve treatment (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new study has shown that women Veterans being treated for fibromyalgia exhibit high rates of childhood abuse.
Published Customized resistance exercise a factor for success with fibromyalgia (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Fibromyalgia and resistance exercise have often been considered an impossible combination. But with proper support and individually adjusted exercises, female patients achieved considerable health improvements, according to new research.
Published Does an exploding brain network cause chronic pain? (via sciencedaily.com)
New research reports that hyperreactive brain networks could play a part in the hypersensitivity of fibromyalgia.
Published New hope for people with fibromyalgia (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A novel psychological therapy that encourages addressing emotional experiences related to trauma, conflict and relationship problems has been found helpful for people with the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia.
Published Side effects of antidepressants used for chronic pain relief (via sciencedaily.com)
The researchers found that almost all antidepressants presented significant side effects. Clinical data also showed that some might better tolerate certain side effects than others, and therefore. These results may help physicians improve treatment outcomes by better matching the health status of chronic pain patients to their antidepressant medication.