Review of the catalogue of Chinese herbal drugs showed that treatment of symptoms associated with neurasthenia was indicated in 10 patent drugs of Chinese herbs.
Whether it is a lung disease or neurasthenia , the symptoms and treatment methods are not uniform.
In case after case, from somnambulism to neurasthenia to ‘Yuppie flu,’ we see how medical and cultural trends alternately reinforce and erode particular psychosomatic symptoms.
Fatigue was neurasthenia 's chief symptom, bringing a loss of concentration and efficiency.
In the 19th century, there was neurasthenia , today there's chronic fatigue syndrome.
For certain troublesome neurasthenic cases, particularly in women, this discussion suggests a practical therapeutic measure.
Here is the prototypical neurasthenic fatigue - almost suicidal, but ultimately too passive and weak to even take that course of action.
Her neurasthenic , fragile Aunt Lena is already trite; her mean, scary cousin Bobby Lee is already trite; her columned, shuttered house in Natchez is already trite.
Problems were magnified into calamities; the neurasthenic was ‘the victim of an abnormal state that is neither health nor disease.’
For example, it isn't hard to imagine that many a person with multiple sclerosis was once considered neurasthenic .