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Sobering news about fibromyalgia treatments

Gabrielle Lis

Common treatments for fibromyalgia lack a strong evidence base but exercise and antidepressants warrant further research.

Key messages Most of the available treatments for fibromyalgia are not supported by high-quality evidence. A best-practice review of more than 200 studies shows that cognitive behavioural therapy, central nervous system depressants (i.e. sedatives) and antidepressants reduce pain and / or improve quality of life in the short and medium term for people with fibromyalgia, but that the gains are small and might not be noticed by the patient. More...

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