What are the consequences of negative beliefs associated with fibromyalgia?

Updated: Apr 23, 2020
  • Author: Chad S Boomershine, MD, PhD, CPI, CPT; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Negative beliefs (eg, self-blame for the mysterious enduring pain) are associated with a range of adverse consequences, as follows:

  • Increased subjective pain intensity
  • Reduced compliance with treatment
  • Low self-esteem
  • Somatization
  • Psychological distress

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