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SELF Interviews Dr. Williams About Lady Gaga's PTSD Symptoms


In her cover interview for the October 2018 issue of Vogue, Lady Gaga revealed new details about her mental health and what it's like to live with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic pain, which she says were both triggered by a sexual assault she experienced at age 19.

As SELF wrote previously, fibromyalgia is a mysterious illness that causes symptoms like extreme fatigue and widespread chronic pain. Although the exact cause of fibromyalgia is still unknown, it can indeed be triggered by psychological or physical trauma, Vernon Williams, M.D., a sports neurologist and director of the Kerlan-Jobe Center for Sports Neurology and Pain Medicine at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, previously told SELF.

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