Fibromyalgia: does mindfulness help with depressive symptoms?

Listen to this abstract: "Depressive symptoms complicate pain management for people with FM, with adverse consequences such as a greater need for pain medications and limited pain coping strategies. Determining risks and protective factors associated with depressive symptoms in persons with FM could inform the development and implementation of mental health interventions."┬áStudy That is from … Continue reading Fibromyalgia: does mindfulness help with depressive symptoms?

Depression is more than emotion

My mood is suffering with this loss of functionality right now. And I am trying to manage this sinking sensation I am having best I can. It is hard when a lot of the things I would do to boost my mood I cannot do. I am reminded that while I am on depression medication … Continue reading Depression is more than emotion

Long-term study on fibromyalgia severity

  I came across an interesting long term study in Finland on Fibromyalgia spanning 26 years published in the journal of Clinical Rheumatology.┬áSeverity of symptoms persists for decades in fibromyalgia-a 26-year follow-up study. There has been this sort of rumour that fibromyalgia improves with time that I have heard several times and so this study … Continue reading Long-term study on fibromyalgia severity