Zeitschrift für Depression und Angst

Zeitschrift für Depression und Angst
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ISSN: 2167-1044


Evaluation of Depression in Women Affected by Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Anna Vespa, Cristina Meloni, Maria Velia Giulietti, Marica Ottaviani, Roberta Spatuzzi, Fabiana Merico, Marcello Giustozzi, Cristina Paoloni, Gerardo Rossi and Pietro Scendoni

Objective: In this paper, we explored the association between the clinical course of Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) and patient’s response to emotional stress in terms of depression.

Method: All participants (n=57 women with Fibromyalgia Sindrome (FMS); control group (203 healthy women) underwent the following tests: IPAT- CDQ-depression.

Results: Patients with FMS presented medium to high levels of depression (p<0.001) as expected.

Conclusion: Patients show medium to high of depression Further studies are necessary especially on depressive symptoms, quality of life, to better understand the difficulty of adaptation during the course of the disease.