Mistreated Children More Apt to Develop Fibromyalgia Later in Life, Study Finds

Mistreated Children More Apt to Develop Fibromyalgia Later in Life, Study Finds
Mistreated children are more likely to develop fibromyalgia and other central sensitivity syndromes (CSSs) later in life, a study has found. The study, "The association between exposure to childhood maltreatment and the subsequent development of functional somatic and visceral pain syndromes," was published in the journal EClinicalMedicine. Being mistreated as a child can have long-lasting effects at every level. A growing body of evidence has suggested that childhood mistreatment also may make people more likely to develop CSSs. CSS is an umbrella term for conditions characterized by nervous system sensitization, which refers to a persistent state of high reactivity associated with chronic pain. In addition to fibromyalgia, other CSSs are chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic headache,
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