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Old 01-31-2013, 11:42 PM   #1
Jonnybunch Jonnybunch is offline
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15 yr old son with chronic fatigue

My 15 yr old son has been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome which developed around 14 months ago following a nasty viral infection. He was very active, into competitive sports and academically very bright,however, now he has no energy, desire to do anything and has withdrawn from any meaningful interaction with people. He sleeps for around 15-16 hours a day and is unrousable during that time. He has been reluctant to engage with either mental health services or the general paediatric services and just wants to be left alone. We have tried various strategies to help him to be motivated to get better but he has just totally withdrawn from society. Would be interested to hear from anyone who has had a similar experience.
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Jonnybunch

 
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