Fibromyalgia is considered a diagnosable, real condition that affects many middle-aged people and the elderly. However, that was not always the case. Up until the late 1980s, the majority of doctors and researchers were still skeptical about it.
However in 1990, in light of new clinical evidence, the American College of Rheumatology finally issued diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization soon formally recognized it. The