Chronic fatigue syndrome
Young v American Express International  NSW WCC 195, arbitrator Michael Oldfield, 26.6.8.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is defined as 'a condition characterized by the onset of disabling fatigue after an initial viral-like illness. The fatigue is accompanied by a constellation of symptoms including myalgias, arthralgias without frank arthritis, low-grade fevers, painful cervical adenopathy, sore throat, headache, memory deficits and sleep disturbances. The diagnosis is one of exclusion; the cause remaining obscure. Therapy is directed toward the relief of symptoms. Psychiatric intervention is frequently helpful in support of depression which frequently accompanies the condition. (Mosby's 4th edition, page 332):