Poor Illness Perceptions Are a Risk Factor for Depressive and Anxious Symptomatology in Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Longitudinal Cohort Study study published online November 1st, 2017 in Frontiers in Psychiatry Depression and anxiety are highly comorbid with fibromyalgia and the objective of the study was to determine whether severe pain, maladaptive coping, and poor illness perception are associated … Continue reading Illness perception and fibromyalgia
Okay, shoot. What are your depression questions So what type of Depression do you have? Good question. So I have Major Depressive Disorder. Diagnosed when it turns out the depression wasn't related to the chronic pain after all. That is, it became a beast all its own. A roaring all-consuming beast. A soul-crushing... well, you … Continue reading Depression Matters: Some really, real questions I can answer.
Anxiety and depression are both comorbid with migraines. The study in Headache looked at 588 patients. They were attending and outpatient headache clinic and it was found that more frequent migraine was experienced by those with symptoms of depression and anxiety. The study's investigators noted that factors such as emotional distress and frequency of headache … Continue reading Anxiety, depression, and migraines
1 in 5 people will develop a mental illness in their lifetime. And you know chronic pain increases those odds. Hell, with fibromyalgia we are 30% more likely to develop depression, 3 times more likely to have major depression. And 67% less mental health overall. Similar stats can be seen for a lot of pain … Continue reading When pain brings with it depression
1 in 5 people has a mental illness. That is the statistic we know. And that is quite a lot given the stigma that is out there for it. All the shame we shove at people for just having one. The suggestion of weakness. And it is 1 in 5. Well... perhaps it is more … Continue reading How common is mental illness really?
I was diagnosed with depression associated with chronic pain and then later with Major Depressive Disorder a bit back. I am currently on Abilify, due to my lack of an ability to take antidepressants, as they worsen depression. I respond quite well to it actually and I am very pleased with the difference. Found that … Continue reading When hidden depression become open