Effective Treatment of Fibromyalgia Comorbid With Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder With a Low Dose of Venlafaxine

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Sir: Fibromyalgia and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) are common psychosomatic disorders in women. Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic widespread pain, and tenderness at specific muscle-tendon sites. Estimates of lifetime prevalence are 3.4% for women and 0.5% for men.1

Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2007;9(5):398 [letter]