Cognitive Impairment in Fibromyalgia

Cognitive Impairment in Fibromyalgia

Author Bertolucci, Paulo Henrique Ferreira Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Oliveira, Fabricio Ferreira de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Cognitive and behavioral impairments are core manifestations of fibromyalgia and may be more disabling than pain itself. Involvement of the central nervous system is ascertained by the fact that frontoparietal and limbic cortices are often functionally and structurally affected along the course of this disease. Even though neuroimaging has brought some experimental evidence to support such network disruption, there are currently no clinically effective biomarkers that detect and quantify cognitive and behavioral disturbances in fibromyalgia; thus, traditional scales and tests of neuropsychiatric assessment remain the most important diagnostic tools. This review addresses the most common cognitive and behavioral impairments in people with fibromyalgia, while explaining their pathophysiological basis and currently available therapeutic options.
Keywords Fibromyalgia
Cognitive Therapy
Language English
Sponsor Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
Date 2013-07-01
Published in Current Pain and Headache Reports. New York: Springer, v. 17, n. 7, 9 p., 2013.
ISSN 1531-3433 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Springer
Extent 9
Access rights Closed access
Type Review
Web of Science ID WOS:000321122200005

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