Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is Linked To Higher Suicide Rates

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is Linked To Higher Suicide Rates

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is Linked To Higher Suicide Rates

Being chronically fatigued in itself does not increase mortality rates. But according to current studies (CFS) Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is linked to higher suicide rates. Especially patients, who have been suffering from CFS and depression, were more likely to take their own lives.

Feeling permanently tired does not warrant the diagnosis of CFS. A cluster of symptoms over at least six months is required for the diagnosis.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is Linked To Higher Suicide Rates

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is Linked To Higher Suicide Rates


Feeling tired and exhausted to the extent that it impacts every day life, memory problems, joint pain and tender lymph nodes are a few of the possible symptoms. If you are wondering, are you possibly struggling with CFS, then ask yourself the following questions:

Is your sleep of poor quality?
Are experiencing any issues when trying to fall asleep?
Do you experience muscle pain, indigestion or irritable bowel syndrome?
Do you feel anxious, irritable, hostile or depressed?
Are you sensitive to light?
Do you feel dizzy?
Are you constantly tired?

If you have answered “yes” to the questions above, it is highly recommended that you seek out a clinical psychologist. You do not have to suffer.