LAT: Chronic Fatigue Is in the Genes

Chronic Fatigue Is in the Genes, Study Finds

Mutations are to blame for a syndrome often scoffed at as imaginary, researchers say.

By Thomas H. Maugh II
Times Staff Writer

April 21 2006

Chronic fatigue syndrome, often dismissed as the imaginings of
depressed and whiny people, is caused by genetic mutations that
impair the central nervous system’s ability to adapt to
stressful situations, according to a major new study by the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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