Society, mind and body in chronic fatigue syndrome: an anthropological view.

@article{Ware1993SocietyMA,
  title={Society, mind and body in chronic fatigue syndrome: an anthropological view.},
  author={Norma C. Ware},
  journal={Ciba Foundation symposium},
  year={1993},
  volume={173},
  pages={62-73; discussion 73-82}
}
An anthropological view of chronic fatigue syndrome places the study of illness in social context. Data from an interview study of 50 chronically fatigued patients demonstrate the relation of local social worlds--families, workplaces, communities--to the meaning and experience of illness. Negative life events and difficulties, multiple commitments, and a… CONTINUE READING