ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

15 Health Benefits of Chia Seeds, According to Science

Tangerine Oil: A Citrusy Essential Oil With Well-Rounded Uses

Natural Remedies for the Prevention of Dry Eyes

Magnesium Deficiency Raises Your Risk of Many Chronic Ailments

Resveratrol supplementation improves arterial stiffness in type 2 diabetics

CoQ10's Potential Capabilities for Your Health

How Can Melatonin Benefit You?

Cloves: Boost Your Immune System the Sweet and Spicy Way

8 Chia Seed Recipes

Cinnamon Health Benefits Proven

 
Print Page
Email Article

Screening for psychiatric disorders in chronic fatigue & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

  [ 39 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Buchwald D, Pearlman T, Kith P, Katon W, Schmaling K • www.ProHealth.com • January 10, 1997


Psychiatric disorders are common in chronic fatigue (CF) and chronic
fatigue syndrome (CFS). To determine the usefulness of the
General Health Questionnaire (GHQ), a self-report measure of
psychological distress, in identifying those with psychiatric
illnesses, a structured psychiatric interview and the GHQ
were administered to 120 CF and 161 CFS patients seen in a
referral clinic. Overall, 87 (35%) patients had a current and
210 (82%) a lifetime psychiatric disorder. Compared to
patients without psychiatric disorders, GHQ scores above the
threshold (> or = 12) were more frequent among patients with
current (p < 0.001) and lifetime (p < 0.05) diagnoses; scores
among patients with CF and CFS were similar. Longer illness
duration, greater fatigue severity, and current psychiatric
disorders were significant predictors of the GHQ score. In CF
and CFS, the best sensitivity (0.69-0.76) and specificity
(0.51-0.62) were achieved for current psychiatric diagnoses
using a threshold score of > or = 12. Thus, patients scoring
< 12 on the GHQ are significantly less likely to have a
psychiatric disorder.




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil FibroSleep™


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Optimized Curcumin Longvida with Omega-3

Featured Products

FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils

Natural Remedies

Live Without Anxiety or Stress Live Without Anxiety or Stress
Break Free From Fibromyalgia Break Free From Fibromyalgia
Coping When Colds or Flu Catch Up with You Coping When Colds or Flu Catch Up with You
Clinically Studied Joint Relief Product for FM & ME/CFS Clinically Studied Joint Relief Product for FM & ME/CFS
Cocoa's Polyphenol Riches - All the Health Benefits without the Sugar, Calories or Guilt Cocoa's Polyphenol Riches - All the Health Benefits without the Sugar, Calories or Guilt

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map