The Aetiology of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Review
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a chronic debilitating condition affecting
both physical and mental functioning. It was first quoted as a 'new disease'
spreading in the developed countries. It became a major issue by doctors, professionals
and the media for the past 15 years. CFS was not only affecting the adults but
childhood fatigue has also been noted. The CFS patients commonly described themselves
to be perfectionists. highly driven, energetic and motivated before the condition
started. Studies have been focused on the definition. diagnosis and management
of CFS. However. the understanding of CPS and what cause it is still unclear and
controversial. Thus the aetiological factors of CFS are reviewed in this article.
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