Suicidal Ideation More Common Among Fibromyalgia Patients, Study Finds

Suicidal Ideation More Common Among Fibromyalgia Patients, Study Finds
shutterstock_130152038A research team at the University of Granada and the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao, Spain recently revealed that the idea of suicide is more predominant in patients suffering from fibromyalgia. The study is entitled “Suicidal Ideation in Patients with Fibromyalgia: A Cross-Sectional Study” and was published in the journal Pain Practice. Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread chronic musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, stiffness and numbness in certain parts of the body, headaches, sleep disorder and mood alterations. It is a disease that can affect people’s ability to conduct simple daily tasks, compromising their quality of life. Women are more likely to develop this disorder than men. The chronic pain, depression and sleep disorders characteristic of fibromyalgia have been shown to be associated with an increased tendency for suicidal behaviors. In fact, suicide mortality was found to be greater among fibromyalgia patients. The goal of this study was to determine the prevalence of suicidal ideation in fibromyalgia patients and study
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