A family history study of chronic fatigue syndrome

@article{Walsh2001AFH,
  title={A family history study of chronic fatigue syndrome},
  author={C. Walsh and N. Z. Zainal and S. Middleton and E. Paykel},
  journal={Psychiatric Genetics},
  year={2001},
  volume={11},
  pages={123-128}
}
  • C. Walsh, N. Z. Zainal, +1 author E. Paykel
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Psychiatric Genetics
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterized by unexplained, disabling fatigue and is associated with high rates of comorbid depression. While the aetiology is unknown, findings from recent twin surveys suggest that genetic factors may be relevant to prolonged fatigue states (> 1 month). To date, however, there has been no exploration of the role of familial/genetic factors in operationally defined CFS. The aims of the present study were: (i) to examine whether CFS is familial by comparing… CONTINUE READING
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