Diseases & Conditions


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Neurasthenia


Synonyms of Neurasthenia
  • Cardiac Neurosis
  • Chronic Asthenia
  • Da Costa's Syndrome
  • Effort Syndrome
  • Functional Cardiovascular Disease
  • Primary Neurasthenia
  • Soldier's Heart
  • Subacute Asthenia

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Angioparalytic Neurasthenia
  • Angiopathic Neurasthemia
  • Gastric Neurasthenia
  • Neurasthenia Gravis
  • Neurasthenia Precox
  • Neurocirculatory Asthenia
  • Pulsating Neurasthenia


General Discussion
The word neurasthenia is a term that has fallen into disuse among psychiatrists in the United States and Australia. It remains in use in the United Kingdom. Where it is used, it covers a wide spectrum of symptoms including the sensation of pain or of numbness in various parts of the body, chronic fatigue, weakness, anxiety, and fainting. Additional findings associated with this term may include rapid intense heartbeat that may be irregular (palpitations, tachycardia); cold, clammy hands and feet; abnormally rapid breathing (hyperventilating); dizziness or faintness; periodic sighing; and/or sweating for no apparent reason.

Organizations related to Neurasthenia
  • NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
    6001 Executive Blvd
    Rockville MD 20892-9663
    Phone #: 301-443-4513
    800 #: --
    e-mail: nimhinfo@nih.gov
    Home page: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
    Colonial Place Three
    Arlington VA 22201-3042
    Phone #: 703-524-7600
    800 #: 800-999-6264
    e-mail: membership@nami.org
    Home page: http://www.nami.org
  • National Mental Health Association
    2001 North Beauregard Street
    Alexandria VA 22311
    Phone #: 703-684-7722
    800 #: 800-969-6642
    e-mail: infoctr@nmha.org
    Home page: http://www.nmha.org
  • National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse
    1211 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia PA 19107-6312
    Phone #: 215-751-1810
    800 #: 800-553-4539
    e-mail: info@mhselfhelp.org
    Home page: http://www.mhselfhelp.org



For a Complete Report

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