Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction is a disorder characterized by prolonged fatigue and weariness that is not relieved by rest. The onset of CFS lasts at least 6 months and includes symptoms that may be similar to viruses, such as muscle aches, headaches, sore throat, and fever. Chronic fatigue also can cause forgetfulness, confusion, and depression.
In addition to following a physician's recommendations for diet, exercise, rest, and medication, people with CFS also can learn to manage their daily lives with the help of an occupational therapist.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a serious problem that should not go untreated. Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants are trained in helping both adults and children with a broad range of physical, developmental, and psychological conditions. Practitioners also help clients in wellness techniques that may prevent injury and disease. Contact your local health officials for more information.