Thanks to Craig Boerner and this VUMC Reporter article for covering our recent manuscript looking at suicide attempt and suicidal ideation risk in fibromyalgia.

Here’s an excerpt by colleague (and manuscript first author), Dr. Lindsey McKernan:

“[Suicide risk is] not just about risk factors, it is about what keeps people from hurting themselves, protective factors,” McKernan said. “If you really break it down, the people who were having suicidal thoughts weren’t going in to the doctor as much. I think about the people who might be falling through the cracks. Chronic pain in and of itself is very isolating over time.”




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