Depression is a comorbid condition of fibromyalgia rather than a symptom, however, depression is common among people with a chronic illness. Not only does fibromyalgia cause a major lifestyle change, but it can impact a person's ability to carry on normal life. Knowing the symptoms of depression and getting help are necessary steps to feeling better.
A study published in the January 2011 issue of Arthritis Care & Research found that although fibromyalgia patients are not at increased risk for mortality, they do have a greater risk of dying by suicide or accident. Researchers compared 8,186 patients who had been seen for fibromyalgia in the 35 years between 1974 and 2009 with 10,087…