Chronic fatigue in primary care attenders.

  title={Chronic fatigue in primary care attenders.},
  author={Edward McDonald and Anthony S. David and Anthony J Pelosi and A. H. Mann},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  volume={23 4},
From 686 patients attending primary care physicians, 77 were identified by a screening procedure as having chronic fatigue. Of these, 65 were given a comprehensive psychological, social and physical evaluation. Seventeen cases (26%) met criteria for the chronic fatigue syndrome. Forty-seven (72%) received an ICD-9 diagnosis of whom 23 had neurotic depression, with a further 5 meeting criteria for neurasthenia. Forty-nine were 'cases' as defined by the revised Clinical Interview Schedule (CIS-R… CONTINUE READING


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