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2019 06

Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol



Psychological therapies for chronic widespread pain and fibromyalgia syndrome.


Häuser W, Jones G
Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2019 06; 33(3):101416.
PMID: 31703789.


Psychological factors such as adverse childhood experiences, traumatic life events, interpersonal conflicts and psychological distress play an important role in the predisposition, onset and severity of chronic widespread pain (CWP) and fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Therefore, psychological therapies might have the potential to reduce disability as well as symptom and economic burden in patients with CWP and FMS. Recent interdisciplinary guidelines have suggested different strengths of recommendation for psychological therapies for FMS. The aims of this narrative review are to summarise: • Mechanisms of actions. • Evidence on efficacy, tolerability and safety. • Knowledge gaps and needs for future research of psychological therapies for CWP and FMS for non-mental health professionals.