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Psychotherapy May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain

 “Talk therapy” may help people with fibromyalgia manage their chronic pain — and alter the brain’s pain-processing circuitry along the way, a new study shows.

Researchers found that after eight sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), patients with fibromyalgia felt less burdened by their pain and other symptoms in daily life. And that was related, in part, to changes in areas of the brain related to self-awareness and pain processing.

Experts stressed that the findings do not mean that people’s fibromyalgia symptoms are “all in their head.” But they are, at their root, in the brain.

Source: USNEWS