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MILANI, Rute Grossi; OLIVEIRA, Leonardo Pestillo de; SANTOS, Vilma Rodrigues  e  PAULUK, Irineu Miguel. The psychological suffering in the lifepath of a fybromialgic patient. Aletheia [online]. 2012, n.38-39, pp. 55-66. ISSN 1413-0394.

The fibromyalgia is a chronic syndrome, not inflammatory, characterized by the spread of musculoskeletal pain and the presence of tender points in specific regions of the body. The diagnosis is made by a clinical exam and there are no specific laboratory alterations. Therefore the focus of this project was to understand the psychological suffering in a group of women, who have fibromyalgia; describing the dimension of the symptoms produced by the syndrome, distinguishing the psychological pain that permeates the process of accepting the illness. It's about a qualitative research, composed of a study group of 10 women diagnosed with fibromyalgia from 21 to 65 of age. It became evident that the life path of a person with fibromyalgia is marked with a lot of pain; physical and psychological, and in addition to medical treatment he needs psychological support in order to develop his adaptive resources.

Palavras-chave : Fibromyalgia; Pain; Psychological suffering.

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