Chronic fatigue syndrome: an update focusing on phenomenology and pathophysiology

  title={Chronic fatigue syndrome: an update focusing on phenomenology and pathophysiology},
  author={Hyong Jin Cho and Ania Skowera and Anthony J. Cleare and Simon Wessely},
  journal={Current Opinion in Psychiatry},
Purpose of review Chronic fatigue syndrome is a controversial condition especially concerning its clinical definition and aetiopathogenesis. Most recent research progress has been made in phenomenology and pathophysiology and we focused our review on these two areas. Recent findings The phenomenology research supports the notion of a discrete fatigue syndrome which can be distinguished from depression and anxiety. The current case definition, however, may need an improvement based on empirical… 

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