Fibromyalgia and chronic pain in danger of being labeled a mental disorder

Fibromyalgia and chronic pain in danger of being labeled a mental disorder

Chronic Illness, Fibromyalgia, Research, Symptoms
There has been a great deal of concern over the addition of Somatic Symptom Disorder’s (SSD) addition to the Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) because of the potential for people with invisible disabilities to be misdiagnosed with this vague mental disorder. In the past, there has been a very significant stigma associated with Fibromyalgia people have faced with their doctors and some of the stigma remains today. It is this idea that you do not have Fibromyalgia at all it is ‘all in your head’ or you have depression. It was common not too long ago to have doctors brush patients off, to have them simply not believe them and for diagnosis to take up to a decade as a result. This has caused many people early on in…
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