anger ruminations in fibromyalgia https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/pmh.1445 My personal experience with fibro is that the pain is quite extreme and makes me irritable in many ways. When the pain is sometimes relieved by an opioid, I am my normal self--not "angry." Again, this psych research has it backward: the irritability of the nervous system causes anger, and among other things: extreme sensitivity to sensory stimuli. And there is always looming in the background that society doesn't understand fibro and professionals make fun of it, and there is no cure, and now opioids are a big no-no for non-cancer pain. Whoa, I'm getting angry just writing this! So omnipotent, these psych researchers in that they believe that they can somehow have fibro patients think differently and that will cure any mental health aberration. Fibro is caused by some organic process; it is not a thought disorder. Cure the pain process and the mental health 'issues' will evaporate.