The relationship between fatigue and psychiatric disorders: Evidence for the concept of neurasthenia☆

@inproceedings{Harvey2009TheRB,
  title={The relationship between fatigue and psychiatric disorders: Evidence for the concept of neurasthenia☆},
  author={Samuel B Harvey and Simon Wessely and Diana Kuh and Matthew Hotopf},
  booktitle={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={2009}
}
OBJECTIVE Fatigue and psychiatric disorders frequently occur comorbidly and share similar phenomenological features. There has been debate as to whether chronic fatigue, or neurasthenia, should be considered an independent syndrome distinct from psychiatric disorders. We aimed to establish whether persistent fatigue can occur independently from psychiatric disorders and to test the hypothesis that fatigue without comorbid psychiatric symptoms has unique premorbid risk factors. We also aimed to… CONTINUE READING

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