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

Natural Bladder Control, Go Less and Live More

Vital Molecule Increases Cellular Energy and Improves Cognitive Function

Top Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies — Are You at Risk?

How Pomegranate May Protect Against Cancer

Omega Fix for Obesity: How the Right Fats Fight Fat

Trimming the spare tire: Canola oil may cut belly fat

The Onion: Cancer Fighter and Food Preserver

Fighting Heartburn and Gerd Naturally – And Safely!

Probiotics improve cognition in Alzheimer's patients

Safely Reduce a Common Cause of Stomach Distress

 
Print Page
Email Article

Neurasthenia in a longitudinal cohort study of young adults

  [ 20 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • November 3, 1994


This study examines the concept of neurasthenia in a longitudinal
cohort of young adults selected from a community sample of the
canton of Zurich, Switzerland. The major focus is on the
validity of the case definition of neurasthenia. Close
approximations of the proposed descriptive and research
definitions of the ICD-10 are employed as well as the concept
of 'irritable weakness' as described in 1831 by Kraus
(1926-1932). The prevalence of neurasthenia defined according
to the ICD-10 criteria was: 1% across 10 years and 0.9% in
1988 for a duration criterion of > or = 3 months; and 8.1%
across 10 years and 12% in 1988 for a duration criterion of >
or = 1 month. The duration criterion of > or = 3 months
appeared to be excessively restrictive to represent
individuals with neurasthenia in the community. Subjects with
1 month episodes of neurasthenia exhibited sufficient
differences from controls and similarities to subjects with
anxiety or depressive disorders to justify a 1 month duration
criterion for neurasthenia in community samples. The clinical
significance of neurasthenia was indicated by the magnitude of
subjective distress, and occupational and social impairment
reported by the majority of the cases. Prospective assessment
of the longitudinal course of neurasthenia revealed that
approximately 50% of the cases continued to exhibit this
disorder at follow-up. Our findings suggest that neurasthenia
is equally likely to represent an early manifestation of
affective illness as it is a consequence in those neurasthenic
subjects who exhibited comorbid affective disorders. The
magnitude, chronicity, impairment, longitudinal stability and
distinction from anxiety and depression associated with this
condition in the general population, suggest that neurasthenia
is an important diagnostic entity for which additional
validation studies should be undertaken.

Merikangas K, Angst J




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
FibroSleep™ Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Vitamin D3 Extreme™


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Natural Pain Relief Supplements

Featured Products

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 EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium

Natural Remedies

The Fast-Acting Solution for Healthy Digestive Function The Fast-Acting Solution for Healthy Digestive Function
Coenzyme Q10 - The Energy Maker Coenzyme Q10 - The Energy Maker
Vitamin E: Super Antioxidant We Only Thought We Knew Vitamin E: Super Antioxidant We Only Thought We Knew
Front Line Defense Against Colds & Flu - Support for Healthy Immune System Balance Front Line Defense Against Colds & Flu - Support for Healthy Immune System Balance
Fighting Fatigue with Ground-breaking French Oak Wood Extract Fighting Fatigue with Ground-breaking French Oak Wood Extract

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

© 2016 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map