Evaluation of Depression, Temperament and Character Profiles in Female Patients with Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Altunoren O., ORHAN F. Ö. , Nacitarhan V., ÖZER A. , Karaaslan M. F. , ALTUNÖREN O.

NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY, cilt.48, ss.31-38, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 48 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/npa.y5667
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.31-38


Objective: Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a musculoskeletal disorder characterized by diffuse body pain and is also regarded as a psychosomatic disorder. FMS is most commonly associated with depression among the psychological disorders. It is known that personality plays an important role in the etiology of psychosomatic disorders. In this study, we analyzed the temperament characteristics of FMS patients and healthy control group and, using data obtained from both groups, investigated whether these traits were associated with clinical features and depressive states in FMS patients.