Understanding Fibromyalgia and Its Related Disorders

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During the past 20 years, fibromyalgia has emerged as a prominent but poorly understood illness. Con servative estimates are that 3 to 6 million Americans have fibromyalgia.1 Historically, fibromyalgia has been classified as an inflammatory musculoskeletal disease, and, until 1980, the condition was often termed fibrositis.​

J Clin Psychiatry 2008;69(suppl 2):4-5