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Author Wentz, Kerstin, author

Title Symptom fluctuation in fibromyalgia : environmental, psychological and psychobiological influences / author licensed psychologist Kerstin Wentz, Ph. D
Published Berlin : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (pages .)
Series Health, medicine and human development
Health, medicine, and human development.
Contents Fibromyalgia seen through the life histories of the afflicted women -- Dissociative and self-loading patterns in adult life -- Psychological, psychobiological and environmental patterns during the developmental phase -- Increase in mental load : life events as triggers of generalized pain -- The phase of living with fibromyalgia -- Variation in the level of pain -- Dissociation interferes with gaps in pain -- Women's narrations on the process of recovery from fibromyalgia -- Factors influencing onset, level of symptoms, gaps in pain, recovery and maintenance
Summary Fibromyalgia is a syndrome of widespread pain characterized by symptom fluctuations. Analysing these is a basis forlearning the nature of the syndrome itself. Thebook covers development, quantitative patterns, psychobiology, life with fibromyalgia, biomarkers, gaps in pain, environmental factors, affect and defense measures related to mental load and influences on recovery. A focus is ondissociation and environmental influences on maintenance
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Fibromyalgia -- Psychology.
Fibromyalgia -- psychology.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3110313804 (electronic bk.)
9783110313802 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)