Asthenia—Does It Exist in Space?

  title={Asthenia—Does It Exist in Space?},
  author={N. Kanas and V. Salnitskiy and V. Gushin and D. Weiss and E. M. Grund and C. Flynn and O. Kozerenko and A. Sled and C. Marmar},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
  • N. Kanas, V. Salnitskiy, +6 authors C. Marmar
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Objective First popularized as neurasthenia in the late 1800s by American George Beard, asthenia has been viewed by Russian psychologists and flight surgeons as a major problem that affects cosmonauts participating in long-duration space missions. However, there is some controversy about whether this syndrome exists in space; this controversy is attributable in part to the fact that it is not recognized in the current American psychiatric diagnostic system. Methods To address this issue… CONTINUE READING
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