idiopathic chronic fatigue

idiopathic chronic fatigue

severe long-lasting fatigue not meeting the stringent criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome (q.v.).
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Concerning this issue, the authors wrote the following: In contrast to most research on idiopathic chronic fatigue, we did not select subjects on the basis of CFS for three reasons: (1) because chronically fatigued persons without CFS may use Siberian ginseng, it is important to evaluate its effectiveness in these individuals; (2) a mixture of subjects makes it possible to evaluate whether subjects with CFS show a difference in response to Siberian ginseng compared to subjects with idiopathic chronic fatigue; and (3) CFS is an uncommon form of idiopathic chronic fatigue, and recruiting large numbers would have been difficult.
"The results suggest that SSRIs may be a useful therapy for certain subgroups of patients with idiopathic chronic fatigue," Dr.
Finally, in a study testing the association of-patient characteristics and outcome after 1 month for 71 patients with idiopathic chronic fatigue who were treated with placebo, Mary Charlton, R.N., and her colleagues found that patients who believed that their fatigue had a psychological component were more likely than others to show a placebo response.
Finally in a study testing the association of patient characteristics and outcome after 1 month for 71 patients with idiopathic chronic fatigue who were treated with placebo, Mary Charlton, R.N., and her colleagues determined that patients who believed their fatigue had a psychological component were more likely than others to demonstrate a placebo response.
The Iowa Fatigue Scale (IFS) was derived by combining and condensing numerous existing scales and has proven to be a valid, clinically useful device for improved screening and monitoring of idiopathic chronic fatigue, said Dr.
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