SAN DIEGO — Frederick Wolfe, MD, of the National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases, Wichita, Kan., presented study results of patients with fibromyalgia, somatoform disorders and the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting. Wolfe and colleagues studied whether fibromyalgia should be considered a somatoform disorder or a pain disorder. http://video.healio.com/video/DSM-5-somatoform-disorders-and “The DSM-5 in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia lacked face validity and probably should not be used … did not seem valid, and there was no way it could be properly applied,” Wolfe concluded. For more information: Wolfe F. #840: Fibromyalgia, Somatic Symptoms, and Mental Illness in View of the 2013 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Presented at: the 2013 American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting; Oct. 26-30, San Diego.