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Chronic fatigue syndrome in male Gulf war veterans and civilians: a further test of the single syndrome hypothesis.
J Health Psychol. 2008 May; 13(4):529-36.JH

Abstract

Different modes of fatigue onset in male Gulf War veterans versus male civilians raise the possibility that chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) may not be a single disease entity. We addressed this issue by comparing 45 male veterans with CFS to 84 male civilians who satisfied identical case criteria. All were evaluated for fibromyalgia (FM), multiple chemical sensitivity and psychiatric comorbidity. CFS was more likely to present in a sudden flu-like manner in civilians than veterans (p < .01) and comorbid FM was more prevalent in civilians (p < .01). These findings question the assumption that all patients with CFS suffer from the same underlying disorder.

Authors+Show Affiliations

UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, USA. donald.ciccone@va.govNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18420761

Citation

Ciccone, Donald S., et al. "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Male Gulf War Veterans and Civilians: a Further Test of the Single Syndrome Hypothesis." Journal of Health Psychology, vol. 13, no. 4, 2008, pp. 529-36.
Ciccone DS, Weissman L, Natelson BH. Chronic fatigue syndrome in male Gulf war veterans and civilians: a further test of the single syndrome hypothesis. J Health Psychol. 2008;13(4):529-36.
Ciccone, D. S., Weissman, L., & Natelson, B. H. (2008). Chronic fatigue syndrome in male Gulf war veterans and civilians: a further test of the single syndrome hypothesis. Journal of Health Psychology, 13(4), 529-36. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105308088525
Ciccone DS, Weissman L, Natelson BH. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Male Gulf War Veterans and Civilians: a Further Test of the Single Syndrome Hypothesis. J Health Psychol. 2008;13(4):529-36. PubMed PMID: 18420761.
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