by Ernest Choy
Fibromyalgia is a common condition affecting 2-4% of the population. It is characterized by chronic widespread pain, fatigue, depression, and anxiety. Due to the absence of objective diagnostic tests and an overlap with other conditions, there is often a significant delay in diagnosis. It is therefore vital that clinicians can recognize the condition and diagnose early to avoid anxiety and frustration for the patient.
This concise, practical handbook helps rheumatologists and general practitioners diagnose patients and best manage patients with fibromyalgia.