I was intrigued by the title "Creighton University Studies" but the provided link is not one that provides studies done on fibro at Creighton University. Rather, it is a link to an article written by a psychiatrist, with a disclaimer that the info is not endorsed by the University of Creighton.
The article provides a lot of current info on fibro, explaining it, noting associated symptoms, and mentioning treatments available. However it weighs heavily on the "functional somatic" view that many doctors no longer believe. The functional somatic view on fibro means that there is no physical cause of fibro and the symptoms that develop are all psychologically driven.
The present view on fibro, at least by the doctors I've worked with and followed their research, is that fibro is a neurobiological disease with specific pathology affecting the central nervous system, the autonomic nerves, esp the sympathetics, and the neuroendocrine system.
In my opinion, the myth that fibro is the result of a depressed mind, or due to functional somatic pathology, has been successfully debunked. There have been a number of very good studies by well known and respected fibro experts (Dr Arnold and Dr. Bradley, to name 2) that have led to the refocusing of fibro away from the somatic cause to the neurobiological cause.
Fibro certainly affects one's mind, and I consider psychiatric/psychological treatments to be very important in the fibro treatment tool box. There is a big difference, however, between saying fibro can lead to psychological manifestations and saying fibro is the result of psychological/somatic pathology.
I always encourage my patients and readers to research fibro on their own; education is the best treatment available. In the end, the fibro person is trying to manage her or his condition as best as possible, and appreciating the most updated medical info can only help.
This article was actually published in September of 2007 so it's not recent info. Our understanding of fibro continues to evolve because of reputable publications like this one. Our pain processing systems, including our central abilities to block pain, are impaired because of fibro. Some respond to opioids but a number of us don't seem to benefit from this class of drugs. Perhaps there is a receptor problem (genetics?) or a desensitization process has occurred or a combination of factors.
We all hope for additional enlightenment and solutions soon!