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

Curcumin: The All In One Solution, Part 2

CoQ10 — A Nutritional Powerhouse for Mitochondrial Health

What Are the Benefits of Vitamin K2?

Vitamin D deficiency + high fat diet = metabolic syndrome

Use Burdock Oil to Promote Healthy Hair Growth

Why You Should Take Your Apple Cider Vinegar at Night

AMA journal associates iron deficiency with hearing loss

Lutein linked to preservation of crystallized intelligence

People with forms of early-onset Parkinson's disease may benefit from boosting niacin in diet, resea...

Zinc eaten at levels found in biofortified crops reduces 'wear and tear' on DNA

 
Print Page
Email Article

Psychological symptoms, somatic symptoms, & psychiatric disorder in chronic fatigue & CFS: a prospective study in the primary care setting

  [ 41 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • August 12, 1996


OBJECTIVE: This study assessed relationships among psychological
symptoms, past and current psychiatric disorder, functional
impairment, somatic symptoms, chronic fatigue, and chronic
fatigue syndrome.

METHOD: A prospective cohort study [of pts
that presented to primary care physicians for a possible viral
episode or other medical complaint but *not* for a primary
complaint of fatigue - MCM] was followed by a nested
case-control study. The subjects, aged 18-45 years, had been
in primary care for either clinical viral infections or a
range of other problems. Questionnaire measures of fatigue and
psychological symptoms were completed by 1,985 subjects 6
months later; 214 subjects with chronic fatigue were then
compared with 214 matched subjects without fatigue.
Assessments were made with questionnaires, interviews, and
medical records of fatigue, somatic symptoms, psychiatric
disorder, and functional impairment.

RESULTS: Subjects with
chronic fatigue were at greater risk than those without
chronic fatigue for current psychiatric disorder assessed by
standardized interview (60% versus 19%) or by questionnaire
(71% versus 31%). [CFS pts had incidence of probable
depression of 44% and definite of 28% when fatigue criterion
for depression was excluded - MCM.]Chronic fatigue subjects
were more likely to have received psychotropic medication or
experienced psychiatric disorder in the past. There was a
trend for previous psychiatric disorder to be associated with
comorbid rather than noncomorbid chronic fatigue. Most
subjects with chronic fatigue syndrome also had current
psychiatric disorder when assessed by interview (75%) or
questionnaire (78%). Both the prevalence and incidence of
chronic fatigue syndrome were associated with measures of
previous psychiatric disorder. The number of symptoms
suggested as characteristics of chronic fatigue syndrome was
closely related to the total number of somatic symptoms and to
measures of psychiatric disorder. Only postexertion malaise,
muscle weakness, and myalgia were significantly more likely to
be observed in chronic fatigue syndrome than in chronic
fatigue.

CONCLUSIONS: Most subjects with chronic fatigue or
chronic fatigue syndrome in primary care also meet criteria
for a current psychiatric disorder. Both chronic fatigue and
chronic fatigue syndrome are associated with previous
psychiatric disorder, partly explained by high rates of
current psychiatric disorder. The symptoms thought to
represent a specific process in chronic fatigue syndrome may
be related to the joint experience of somatic and
psychological distress.

Wessely S, Chalder T, Hirsch S, Wallace P, Wright D




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%

Natural Remedies

Clinically Studied Joint Relief Product for FM & ME/CFS Clinically Studied Joint Relief Product for FM & ME/CFS
Coconut Oil - Healthy Gifts from the 'Tree of Life' Coconut Oil - Healthy Gifts from the 'Tree of Life'
Block food Cravings At Their Molecular Root Block food Cravings At Their Molecular Root
Sleep Like a Baby in Nature's Cradle Sleep Like a Baby in Nature's Cradle
Front Line Defense Against Colds & Flu - Support for Healthy Immune System Balance Front Line Defense Against Colds & Flu - Support for Healthy Immune System Balance

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