Clin Exp Rheumatol 2018 Jul-Aug;36(4):575-580. Epub 2018 Feb 15.
Department of Internal Medicine H, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Pain Res Manag 2017 11;2017:3865249. Epub 2017 Jan 11.
Institute of Rheumatology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel; Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
. The association between Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) and childhood maltreatment and adversity has frequently been proposed but limited data exists regarding the transcultural nature of this association. . Read More
Clin Exp Rheumatol 2015 Jan-Feb;33(1 Suppl 88):S86-92. Epub 2015 Mar 18.
MedStar Health Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC; and National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA.
Objectives: The robustness of findings on retrospective self-reports of childhood maltreatment and lifetime traumatic experiences of adults with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) has not been demonstrated by transcultural studies. This is the first transcultural study to focus on the associations between FMS, childhood maltreatment, lifetime psychological traumas, and potential differences between countries adjusting for psychological distress.
Methods: 71 age-and sex-matched US and German FMS outpatients were compared. Read More
Headache 2010 Jan 21;50(1):20-31. Epub 2009 Oct 21.
University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA.
Objectives: To examine the prevalence of childhood maltreatment and adult revictimization in migraineurs and the association with sociodemographic factors, depression and anxiety.
Background: Population and practice-based studies have demonstrated an association of childhood abuse and headache in adults, although further details on headache diagnoses, characteristics, and comorbid conditions are lacking. There are mounting data suggesting substantial impact of early maltreatment on adult physical and mental health. Read More
J Psychosom Res 2013 Apr 10;74(4):296-300. Epub 2012 Nov 10.
Asklepios Fachklinikum Tiefenbrunn, Göttingen, Germany.
Objective: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been associated with a variety of emotional stressors, but findings remain inconclusive if RA is related to childhood trauma, which is known to have long-lasting negative consequences for physical health decades into adulthood. We investigated the association between childhood trauma and RA by comparing histories of child abuse and neglect between RA patients and adults from the general population in a cross-sectional case-control study.
Methods: 331 patients with definite RA and 662 gender- and age-matched adults from the general population were administered the self-report Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ) for the assessment of emotional, physical and sexual abuse as well as emotional and physical neglect. Read More