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Title: Cognitive rigidity in patients with depression and fibromyalgia
Author: Aguilera, María del Carmen
Paz, Clara
Compañ, Victoria
Medina Alcaraz, Juan Carlos
Feixas i Viaplana, Guillem
Keywords: Fibromiàlgia
Depressió psíquica
Mental depression
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2019
Publisher: Elsevier España
Abstract: Background/Objective: The comorbidity of depression and fibromyalgia chronic syndrome has been well documented in the literature; however, the cognitive structure of these patients has not been assessed. Previous results reported variability in cognitive rigidity in depressive patients, the key for this might be the presence of chronic physical pain such as fibromyalgia. The present study explores and compares the cognitive rigidity and differentiation, between patients with depression with and without fibromyalgia syndrome. Method: Thirty one patients with depression and fibromyalgia were matched, considering age, sex and number of depressive episodes, with 31 patients with depression but without fibromyalgia diagnosis. Cognitive rigidity and differentiation were measured with the repertory grid technique. Results: The results indicated that depressed patients with fibromyalgia presented higher levels of depressive symptoms, greater cognitive rigidity and lower cognitive differentiation than those without fibromyalgia. Conclusions: The results might inform future treatments to address the cognitive structure of these patients.
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It is part of: International Journal of Clinical And Health Psychology, 2019, vol. 19, num. 2, p. 160-164
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ISSN: 1697-2600
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