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Fibromyalgia and the stigma around chronic pain

Up until recently, fibromyalgia was a medical mystery.

The chronic pain disorder causes widespread and chronic pain throughout the body where even the slightest touch can be sensitive.

And despite the estimated 2-5% of the developed world living with fibromyalgia, the condition has a long history of stigma with some medical explanations having called it psychosomatic, “made up” and “all in your head”.

Speakers:

  • Bernadette Fitzgibbon – Neuroscientist from Monash University.

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