Gender may influence development of comorbidities in fibromyalgia patients

Takeaway

  • Fibromyalgia (FM) is associated with greater rates of comorbid psychiatric and chronic pain conditions; rates are similar among men and women, except for depression and arthritis which are more common in females.

Why this matters

  • FM is thought to relate to a number of comorbidities; this study highlights its relationship with two major disease groups.