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More Cognitive Rigidity Found in Patients With Depression Plus Fibromyalgia

Key clinical point: Models of depression should differentiate between depressed patients with a chronic pain condition and those without pain.

Major finding: Depressed patients with comorbid fibromyalgia (FM) had higher levels of depressive symptoms and greater cognitive rigidity.

Study details: A comparison of the cognitive rigidity of 31 patients with depression and FM with 31 matched patients who had depression but not FM. All participants had taken part in a previous randomized controlled trial that assessed the efficacy of a dilemma-focused intervention for depression.

Disclosures: The research was funded by Spain’s Ministry of Science and Innovation.


Aguilera M et al. Int J Clin Health Psych. 2019. May;19(2):160-4.