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What are signs of depression with chronic pain in people with fibromyalgia?

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The signs of depression with chronic pain may include:

In severe cases, depression with chronic pain can lead to thoughts of death or suicide.

  • decreased energy
  • difficulty concentrating or making decisions
  • feelings of hopelessness, guilt, or irritability
  • loss of interest in nearly all activities
  • persistent sad or anxious mood
  • uncontrollable tearfulness

From: Fibromyalgia and Depression WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Arthritis Foundation: "Fibromyalgia: What Causes It?" National Fibromyalgia Society: "What Causes Fibromyalgia?" National Fibromyalgia Association: "Understanding Fibromyalgia and Chronic pain." McIlwain, H. and Bruce, D. Holt, 2007.



The Fibromyalgia Handbook,

American Heart Association.

Gracely, RH.   2012   , Pain Res Treat

Reviewed by Louise Chang on July 02, 2018

SOURCES: Arthritis Foundation: "Fibromyalgia: What Causes It?" National Fibromyalgia Society: "What Causes Fibromyalgia?" National Fibromyalgia Association: "Understanding Fibromyalgia and Chronic pain." McIlwain, H. and Bruce, D. Holt, 2007.



The Fibromyalgia Handbook,

American Heart Association.

Gracely, RH.   2012   , Pain Res Treat

Reviewed by Louise Chang on July 02, 2018

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