Differential diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome and major depressive disorder

  title={Differential diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome and major depressive disorder},
  author={Caroline Hawk and L. Jason and S. Torres-Harding},
  journal={International Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
  • Caroline Hawk, L. Jason, S. Torres-Harding
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
  • The goal of this study was to identify variables that successfully differentiated patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, major depressive disorder, and controls. Fifteen participants were recruited for each of these three groups, and discriminant function analyses were conducted. Using symptom occurrence and severity data from the Fukuda et al. (1994) definitional criteria, the best predictors were postexertional malaise, unrefreshing sleep, and impaired memory-concentration. Symptom… CONTINUE READING
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