A Case of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Malaysia
A case of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) like illness was identified recently. Diagnosis CFS is commonly used in the western countries but not in Malaysia or other parts of Asia. It is probably because the diagnosis of neurasthenia has gradually disappeared especially in the United States and United Kingdom. Neurasthenia is dropped in the DSM-111 and DSM-1V but is still retained in the 10th International
Classification of Disease. This paper is reporting the case and discussing the definition of chronic fatigue syndrome.
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