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Friday, 20 March 2015

Fibromyalgia patients have reduced hippocampal volume compared with healthy controls

Hippocampal atrophy resulting from FM may, in turn, worsen or exacerbate FM symptomatology. For example, FM patients often report a subjective worsening of cognitive function characterized by short-term memory problems (ie, the “fibro fog”). Furthermore, the hippocampal atrophy and dysfunction may “feed forward”, resulting in more severe pain, discomfort, and anxiety in FM patients, due to its central role in limbic circuits and pain modulation networks.

Fibromyalgia patients have reduced hippocampal volume compared with healthy controls

Pamela is a former accountant, recovering journalist and international cat herder, disabled and chronically sick with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia and Cervical spondylosis, fluent in three languages; English, Spanish and Rubbish. Mostly writes in the latter. She likes Genealogy, Model Railways and Cats.

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