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Chronic fatigue syndrome

Extreme fatigue that can't be explained by an underlying medical condition.

Overview

Chronic fatigue syndrome is extreme fatigue that can't be explained by an underlying medical condition.

Symptoms

It may worsen with activity, but doesn't improve with rest. The cause is unknown.

Treatments

Treatment emphasizes symptom relief. Options include medications, such as antidepressants and sleeping pills, physical therapy, and counseling.

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