Fibromyalgia Patients With Other Disorders

Fibromyalgia Patients With Other Disorders like those with other chronic conditions, can be at increased risk of suicide or attempted suicide, but this risk is amplified in FM patients with additional diseases, such as heart failure, stroke, anxiety, sleep disorder, headaches or depression, researchers reported.

Previous studies have suggested an association between chronic pain and suicidal thoughts and behavior, and that generalized pain, symptoms of depression and lack of sleep, which frequently affect FM patients, are risk factors for suicide. The existence of other health conditions in these patients can increase this risk. However, evidence of a possible association between suicidal thoughts and FM is limited.

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