Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Pictures Slideshow: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Reviewed by William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR on Friday, February 04, 2011

A woman suffers from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

A woman suffers from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

To be diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), you must have severe chronic fatigue of six months or longer duration.

To be diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), you must concurrently have four or more of the eight defining symptoms.

A doctor examines a woman's X-ray.

Numerous conditions may cause similar symptoms to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

A woman describeA woman describesrs chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) symptoms to her doctor.

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) affects more than one 1 million people in the United States.

There are a variety of risk factors for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

A doctor explains a patient's diagnosis.

A doctor prescribes medication treatment for a CFS patient.

A woman with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) stares through a window.

CFS researchers work in a laboratory.

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