Symptom patterns in long-duration chronic fatigue syndrome.

  title={Symptom patterns in long-duration chronic fatigue syndrome.},
  author={Fred Friedberg and L Dechene and Michael J. McKenzie and Ron Fontanetta},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  volume={48 1},
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to evaluate symptom patterns in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) who were ill for 10 or more years. METHODS This cross-sectional self-report study compared patient groups with long-duration (median = 18 years; n = 258) and short-duration (median = 3 years; n = 28) CFS to a group of healthy significant others (n = 79) on symptomatic, neurocognitive, and psychological variables. Data were gathered from a 574-item postal questionnaire. RESULTS A… CONTINUE READING