Chris Hasson (Wellcome Trust)
A recent conference held at the University of Kent, funded by a Wellcome Trust medical humanities small grant explored the different medical, psychiatric, and social narratives on the origins and cures for exhaustion. Chris Hassan reports back from the frontiers of fatigue.
Technically speaking, exhaustion is not seen as a medical condition in itself. Nowadays, exhaustion is a symptom rather than a sign of a disease. It can’t be observed by other people in the way that a rash can be, for example. It can only be reported by someone to describe how they feel. Because we can feel exhausted for many different reasons, exhaustion is described as a non-specific symptom, as it can have many possible causes…
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