Physical, behavioral, and psychological risk factors for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS): a central role for stress?

MCM: 20 CFS pts and 20 matched controls evaluated with brief
self-administered questionnaire on stress and other factors.
Found significant differences in reported level of stress in
the 5 years preceding the onset of CFS: Stress from health
(p=.025),stress from all sources(p=.034), stress from job
(p=.034),.Also significant were history of PMS (p=.005),
eczema (p=.014), loss of interest in daily life (p=.025), and
panic attacks (p=.046). {MCMStrSt}

Dobbins JG, Natelson BH, Brassloff I, Drastal S and Sisto SA

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