Chronic fatigue can affect adolescents and may be related to one or more risk factors. It can be disabling and how it is handled can impact future responses as an adult.
(1) excessive exertions (predictable fatigue)
(2) highly sedentary life and weak minded (physically and mentally deconditioned)
(1) infectious mononucleosis
(2) Lyme disease
(3) other chronic infections
(2) anxiety disorder
(3) conduct disorder
(1) female gender (according to Rimes et al)
(2) maternal distress
(4) autoimmune disorder
A mood disorder is probably the most common cause of chronic fatigue in this population.
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