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Neurasthenia


Presentation

  • Poster session presented at the Eighth AnnualConvention of the American Psychological Society; Toronto, Ontario; August,1996. 17. Cheung FM. Conceptualization of psychiatric illness andhelp-seeking behavior among Chinese.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Chinese Herbal Drugs
  • ‘Review of the catalogue of Chinese herbal drugs showed that treatment of symptoms associated with neurasthenia was indicated in 10 patent drugs of Chinese herbs.’[lexico.com]
Type A Personality
  • […] of personality characterized by hypersensitivity, introversion,self-consciousness, perfectionism and hypochondriacaldisposition.” 9 Morita therapy, which involves a period of mandatory rest and isolation and aperiod of progressively harder work, leading[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Dysautonomia
  • Neurasthenia has largely been abandoned as a medical diagnosis. [12] The ICD-10 system of the World Health Organization categorizes neurasthenia under "F48 - Other neurotic disorders". [13] One contemporary opinion of neurasthenia is that it was actually dysautonomia[en.wikipedia.org]
Somnolence
  • […] lethargy, inertia, listlessness, lack of energy, lifelessness, inactivity, inaction, slowness, languor, languidness, torpor, torpidity, dullness, heaviness, apathy, passivity, weariness, tiredness, lassitude, fatigue, sleepiness, drowsiness, enervation, somnolence[lexico.com]
Somnambulism
  • ‘In case after case, from somnambulism to neurasthenia to ‘Yuppie flu,’ we see how medical and cultural trends alternately reinforce and erode particular psychosomatic symptoms.’[lexico.com]

Treatment

  • ‘Whether it is a lung disease or neurasthenia, the symptoms and treatment methods are not uniform.’[lexico.com]
  • This treatment, which has its basis inZen Buddhism, is aimed at breaking the cycle of sensitivity and anxiety (see www.morita-therapy.org ).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Treatment [ edit ] Beard, with his partner A.D. Rockwell, advocated first electrotherapy and then increasingly experimental treatments for people with neurasthenia, a position that was controversial.[en.wikipedia.org]
  • However, electrotherapy and more experimental treatments were also advocated, along with a drug called 'Americantitis Elixir'.[dailymail.co.uk]

Etiology

  • China In the 1983 version of Chinese-English Terminology of TraditionalChinese Medicine, the etiology of neurasthenia is described as a decreasein vital energy ( qi ).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Epidemiology

  • They found that those students in whom neurasthenia wasdiagnosed had experienced symptoms of depression, as measured by the Centerfor Epidemiological Studies-DepressionScale. 14 Zheng and colleagues studied data from the Chinese American PsychiatricEpidemiological[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Sex distribution
Age distribution

Prevention

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Factsabout Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Atlanta, GA: US Dept of Healthand Human Services; 1994. 8.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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