Multiple Measurements Reveal Fibromyalgia Patients Have a Deficit in Attention

Multiple Measurements Reveal Fibromyalgia Patients Have a Deficit in Attention
fatigueA research team of the University of Jaen in Spain recently examined the cerebral blood flow (CBF) and heart rate (HR) responses during a cued reaction time (RT) task in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). The study is published in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a noninflammatory chronic disorder characterized by persistent and widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by symptoms such as morning stiffness, depression, fatigue, and sleep disturbance. The prevalence of FMS is projected at 2–4% in the general population; sufferers are predominantly females. While its precise etiology remains unknown, FMS symptoms substantially reduce quality of life and can lead to extensive use of health care systems. Subjective cognitive complaints are also frequently reported by FMS patients, including memory problems, forgetfulness, concentration difficulties, and loss of vocabulary In their study titled “
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