Media Article: “Stress, Childhood Trauma Linked To Chronic Fatigue Syndrome In Adults”

by Meg on 12th November 2006

in All ME/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And Fibromyalgia News,Selected Media Articles

Does what happens as a child have a significant consequence in your health as an adult?

Well, according to two articles in the November issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, traumatic events in childhood and stress or emotional instability at any period in life may be associated with the development of chronic fatigue syndrome.

(…) "Individuals with CFS had higher overall trauma scores than those without CFS. Exposure to trauma increased the risk of CFS between three and eight times." (…) "Not all patients with CFS had experienced childhood trauma, but those who had tended to have worse symptoms than those who had not. " Medical News Today 11 November 2006

For the full article, click here.

Meg

Sleepydust Newspaper Coordinator

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