Comorbid illness in women with chronic fatigue syndrome: a test of the single syndrome hypothesis.

@article{Ciccone2003ComorbidII,
  title={Comorbid illness in women with chronic fatigue syndrome: a test of the single syndrome hypothesis.},
  author={Donald S. Ciccone and Benjamin H. Natelson},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={65 2},
  pages={268-75}
}
OBJECTIVE Evidence of comorbidity among unexplained illness syndromes raises the possibility that all are variants of a single functional disorder, leading some to suggest that separate case definitions for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia (FM), and multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) may be unnecessary. Our objective was to determine whether discrete diagnostic labels provide useful information about physical functioning, symptom severity, and risk of psychiatric illness. METHODS… CONTINUE READING
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