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New Information Released About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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TRI-CITIES,  Wash - New information has recently been released about chronic fatigue syndrome.

Researchers now say traumatic experiences that children go through could cause them to develop the condition later in life.

According to a study of more than 200 people with and without Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, those who'd suffered some kind of emotional or sexual abuse as children had a significant increased risk for chronic fatigue.

The researchers think extremely stressful experiences that occur in childhood -- when the brain is still developing -- impacts how the body reacts to stress later in life.

Although a link has been made, doctors say it's important to remember that not all patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome have suffered childhood trauma.