Psychopathology, Family Functioning and Marital Relationship in Female Patients with Fibromyalgia Syndrome


KUĞU N. , KAPTANOĞLU E. , KAVAKCI Ö. , GÜLER E.

NEUROLOGY PSYCHIATRY AND BRAIN RESEARCH, vol.16, pp.83-90, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : NEUROLOGY PSYCHIATRY AND BRAIN RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.83-90

Abstract

Objective: Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a chronic widespread painful syndrome of middle-aged women. Psychological problems, especially depression and anxiety are common among the FMS patients. High alexithymia scores have been reported before. It is suggested that FMS has a negative effect on family and marital relationships. In this study, we aimed to search whether there is a difference between the FMS and osteoarthritis patients with chronic pain regarding the psychopathologic features, alexithymia and the effects of these diseases on family and marital relationships.