Characteristics of fatigue in panic disorder patients
Article first published online: 14 APR 2008
© 2008 The Authors
Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume 62, Issue 2, pages 234–237, April 2008
How to Cite
Kaiya, H., Sugaya, N., Iwasa, R. and Tochigi, M. (2008), Characteristics of fatigue in panic disorder patients. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 62: 234–237. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1819.2008.01760.x
- Issue published online: 14 APR 2008
- Article first published online: 14 APR 2008
- Received 11 April 2007; revised 29 October 2007; accepted 8 November 2007.
- atypical depression;
- leaden paralysis;
- Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory (MFI);
- panic disorder
It was suggested that fatigue is one of characteristics of panic disorder. Fatigue was assessed in 360 patients with panic disorder using the Japanese version of the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory (MFI-J). The scores for general fatigue and reduced activity were significantly higher in the patients than in the controls. These tendencies were also observed in men when the subject group was differentiated according to sex, but not in women. In contrast, the trend for higher score for physical fatigue was observed only in the female patients. Thus, the present study suggests that the characteristics of fatigue vary with sex in panic disorder.