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Is cfs related to depression?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: 80% of CFS patients

Meet criteria for major depression.
Cfs (chronic fatigue syndrome) patients do not have epstein-barr virus or any other viruses for that matter that can be found to clearly cause chronic fatigue syndrome. Other medical problems that can cause fatigue have to be looked for. Fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and temporomandibular joint disease are associated disorders but not causes for cfs.

In brief: 80% of CFS patients

Meet criteria for major depression.
Cfs (chronic fatigue syndrome) patients do not have epstein-barr virus or any other viruses for that matter that can be found to clearly cause chronic fatigue syndrome. Other medical problems that can cause fatigue have to be looked for. Fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and temporomandibular joint disease are associated disorders but not causes for cfs.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: CAN BE

Interesting question.
Chronic fatigue syndrome imay be related to depression as well as other possibilities like sleep apnea, autoimmune issues, sequelae of mono.. There can be fatigue with depression and also depression due to having cfs. Treatment for depression with medications and therapy. As well as sleep hygiene and exercise. Check on other medical causes . Cfs is somewhat controversial dx.

In brief: CAN BE

Interesting question.
Chronic fatigue syndrome imay be related to depression as well as other possibilities like sleep apnea, autoimmune issues, sequelae of mono.. There can be fatigue with depression and also depression due to having cfs. Treatment for depression with medications and therapy. As well as sleep hygiene and exercise. Check on other medical causes . Cfs is somewhat controversial dx.
Dr. Cyma Khalily
Dr. Cyma Khalily
Thank
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