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, cilt.16, ss.83-90, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 16
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Dergi Adı: NEUROLOGY PSYCHIATRY AND BRAIN RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.83-90

Özet

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.