Chapter 1. Modern Fatigue: A Historical Perspective

  1. Prof. Dr. Bengt B. Arnetz2,3 and
  2. Prof. Rolf Ekman4
  1. Karin Johannisson

Published Online: 21 AUG 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527609156.ch1

Stress in Health and Disease

Stress in Health and Disease

How to Cite

Johannisson, K. (2006) Modern Fatigue: A Historical Perspective, in Stress in Health and Disease (eds B. B. Arnetz and R. Ekman), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527609156.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Wayne State University, 101 E. Alexandrine, Detroit, Michigan 48201-2011, USA

  2. 3

    Division of Social Medicine, Uppsala University, Uppsala Science Park, Social Medicine, 75185 Uppsala, Sweden

  3. 4

    Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Neurochemical laboratory, Mölndal/SU, 43180 Mölndal, Sweden

Author Information

  1. Department of History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala University, Box 629, 751 26 Uppsala, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 AUG 2006
  2. Published Print: 20 JUL 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527312214

Online ISBN: 9783527609154

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Keywords:

  • stress in health and disease;
  • multifaceted view of stress;
  • historical perspective;
  • overstrain and modern society in 1900;
  • neurasthenia;
  • nervous fatigue;
  • chronic fatigue;
  • chronic fatigue syndrome;
  • burnout and modern society in 2000

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Overstrain and Modern Society in 1900

  • The “Fatigue Problem”

  • Neurasthenia

  • Between Nervous Fatigue and Chronic Fatigue: Stress

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Burnout and Modern Society in 2000

  • Conclusion

  • References