What are the risks of death from suicide in patients with fibromyalgia?

Updated: Nov 14, 2018
  • Author: Chad S Boomershine, MD, PhD, CPI, CPT; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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A prospective study from Denmark reported a 10-fold increased risk of death from suicide in patients with fibromyalgia who were followed for as long as 16 years. [94] This study also found a six-fold increased risk of liver cirrhosis/biliary tract disease and a three-fold increased risk of cerebrovascular disease. [94] Owing to the severity of these risks, these associations need to be studied in other populations and all patients should be monitored for suicide risk.


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