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How common is chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
Studies show that anywhere between one and four million people in the United States currently meet the criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome. Because many cases of this condition are undiagnosed and because the guidelines doctors use to diagnose it are not set in stone, that number may be much higher. Original estimates that around 38 out of 100,000 Americans meet the criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome have been thought to be an understatement.

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