New research has found that patients with chronic fatigue syndromes do not experience more depression or symptoms of the condition, compared to those who are healthy.
The study, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, found that people with CFS symptoms were not significantly more likely to report having symptoms of fatigue or fatigue symptoms.
However, the researchers also found that the more fatigue symptoms a person had, the more likely they were to be diagnosed with the condition.
The findings come as the number of Americans with CFFS has grown, reaching more than 25 million in 2017.
More than half of them are men, and while most people diagnosed with CFTs are diagnosed with a depressive disorder, they are also found to have anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic disorder and post-partum depression.
While the condition is currently seen as a relatively new diagnosis, it has been in the spotlight for a number of years, and was linked to the sudden loss of a loved one or even the death of a close relative.
It was also linked to a higher risk of suicide.
The new study looked at the prevalence of CFS in the US population, and what it means for individuals who have symptoms and what their symptoms are.
Researchers used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) to determine the prevalence rates of symptoms in a representative sample of 1,500 Americans.
The researchers then asked participants about the symptoms they experienced in 2017, and how they felt about those symptoms.
They also asked about how well they felt they were doing, and whether or not they felt that they had the right amount of energy and how much sleep they had.
They found that participants who had more fatigue and anxiety symptoms were significantly less likely to be considered clinically depressed and reported more depressive symptoms than those who had fewer fatigue and/or anxiety symptoms.
“We wanted to understand what this might mean for people who have CFS, especially if they experience symptoms,” said study author Dr. James L. Hickey, M.D., a professor of psychiatry and human genetics at the University of New South Wales.
“There are a number factors that might explain this.
One is that fatigue is associated with more symptoms and depression is associated more with symptoms.”
The researchers found that fatigue symptoms were correlated with symptoms of CFT.
For instance, people with more fatigue were more likely than those with fewer fatigue to report symptoms of depression.
Also, more fatigue in people with a higher number of CFA symptoms also showed up in symptoms of more CFS.
Hijacking the symptoms of a condition can be stressful for patients and their families, and can be a sign of depression, anxiety and/ or anxiety disorders.
In addition to the study, the research team also looked at how people with fatigue symptoms had been diagnosed with chronic, and not just chronic, fatigue.
The more severe symptoms of chronic fatigue were associated with the increased risk of developing CFS or depression.
The team found that more severe CFS and depression symptoms were also associated with a greater risk of depression and anxiety, with a larger increase in the risk when the severity of CFI was increased.
In other words, a person with CFI and a history of depression or anxiety was more likely with a history.
The results also showed that patients diagnosed with depression or more severe depression symptoms tended to have higher prevalence rates for CFS compared to healthy people.
Overall, Hickey says that the study is a great start to better understand CFS because it shows that symptoms are not the only thing that contribute to illness.
“These results suggest that CFS is not solely about fatigue or anxiety,” he said.
“In fact, fatigue and depression are also key risk factors for CFT.”