New Study Identifies How Disbelief, Lack of Support Negatively Affects Fibromyalgia Patients

Results from a recent study published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research indicate that the construct of invalidation as perceived by patients with fibromyalgia includes active negative social responses as well as a lack of positive social responses with respect to the patient and their condition. In this setting, the psychological “construct of invalidation” indicates the perception that a person with fibromyalgia does not really suffer from any real, physical illness.

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Having worked at the Dove Clinic for nearly five years I have learned quite a lot about CFS and the various treatment approaches. I have also known a family member and friends who have experienced the disorder and the many ways in which it manifests itself.

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