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Letter to the Editor

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

Mei-Chun Hsiao, MD

Published: October 15, 2007

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

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