Patients’ Cognitive Difficulties May Be Due to Poor Stress Response

Patients’ Cognitive Difficulties May Be Due to Poor Stress Response

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Patients’ Cognitive Difficulties May Be Due to Poor Stress Response

Problems with memory and verbal skills in fibromyalgia patients are associated with lower daytime levels of salivary cortisol, a hormone involved in stress response, a study suggests. Its researchers recommend further work into stress management as a way of addressing these cognitive difficulties. The study “Salivary cortisol is associated with cognitive changes in patients with fibromyalgia” was published in the journal Scientific Reports. Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread muscle pain along with fatigue, cognitive and sleep disturbances,…

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