Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome DEFINITION Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a disorder characterized by persistent and unexplained fatigue resulting in severe impairment in daily functioning. The majority of patients (75%) are women, generally 30–45 years old. Causes Predisposing Factors Childhood trauma (physical, emotional abuse; emotional and physical neglect) Physical inactivity during childhood Premorbid psychiatric illness or