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8th Edition of International Conference on Neurology and Brain Disorders

October 19-21, 2023

October 19 -21, 2023 | Boston, Massachusetts, USA
INBC 2022

Priyanka Sethi

Speaker at Neurology and Brain Disorders 2022 - Priyanka Sethi
GD Goenka University, India
Title : Prevalence and Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia: A narrative review


Background: Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic disorder with persistent manifestation of pain, mood swings, fatigue, depression and attention deficits that affects one’s activity of daily living.

Objective: The present study aimed to find prevalence and diagnosis of Fibromyalgia.

Methodology: A systematic review was conducted to check the prevalence of fibromyalgia   from 2011 to 2020, where records were taken from MEDLINE, PUBMED, and SCOPUS, in total of 3274 records were identified. Studies were selected based on the selection criteria to check the prevalence of fibromyalgia worldwide. The Studies associated with any other disease were excluded. The obtained studies were further divided into five groups based on the key words. “Prevalence of Fibromyalgia”, “Fibromyalgia and Dysmenorrhea”, “Fibromyalgia and Anxiety, Depression, Demography”, “Chronic pain and fibromyalgia”, “Fibromyalgia and Gender” categories. Five studies have revealed the highest incidence of fibromyalgia in women with age group 29-50 years of any demography along with the associated symptoms of anxiety, depression, and behavioural changes. This narrative review has shown a substantial growth in the cases of fibromyalgia in an expanded population.

Conclusion: This study concluded that there is a significant prevalence of symptoms of fibromyalgia among the population of any age and gender but the criteria used by various researchers need further need more extensive review to find out the actual evidence of fibromyalgia in the community worldwide. Further the literature review yet need to set and include some other associated symptoms along with fibromyalgia so that the prevalence of this condition can further be evaluated extensively.

Key Words: Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, Depression, Demography, Chronic pain


Dr. Priyanka Sethi is working as Assistant Professor, Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, MRIIRS. She has a rich experience of 13 years in the  field of Physiotherapy practice majorly in Academics, Clinical and Healthcare IT (Health fore Technologies) - the first Healthcare domain in North India with PAN India. Beside this, she has worked in various health related projects like Ergonomics, and Diet counselling for diabetic patients for the Fortis Hospital. She has done her Graduation in 2007 from Guru Nanak Dev University (Punjab) and Masters in Physiotherapy IN 2009 from Lovely Professional University Phagwara (Punjab) with Specialization in Advanced Neurological Conditions. She is pursing PhD in Physiotherapy from GD GOENKA University, Gurugram. She has published various national and international papers in journals of repute and attended various national and international conferences. She has filed many copyrights and patent publications in Intellectual property rights. She has been awarded with Best Professor award in 2021. She has a key interest areas like Lifestyle management for Elderly, Stroke Prevention and management and Women Health