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Why is it important to know the connection between fibromyalgia and depression?

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Learning more about the connection between fibromyalgia and depression can help you seek appropriate medical treatment from your doctor. That includes asking your doctor about antidepressants.

By following an appropriate fibromyalgia treatment plan and getting the support of family and friends, you can take control of your fibromyalgia. You can also get control over your symptoms of depression and improve your quality of life.

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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