Depression With Fatigue

What Causes Depression With Fatigue?

Depression with fatigue can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'minor' to 'needs attention'.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose depression with fatigue, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "depression with fatigue" as a symptom.  Here are five possibilities:
  • Hypersomnolence
  • PMS D
  • Stress
  • DMAE Need
  • Progesterone Excess

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
afternoon coffee/sugar craving
sugar/sweet craving
paying great attention to detail
recent oily hair
a high-stress lifestyle
short-term memory failure
difficulty getting out of bed
jumpiness
sexual abuse during childhood
flatulence
indoor allergies
refined white flour consumption
... and more than 50 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of depression with fatigue:
Cause Probability Status
DMAE Need 92% Confirm
Progesterone Excess 28% Unlikely
Stress 1% Ruled out
Hypersomnolence 1% Ruled out
PMS D 0% Ruled out
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

If you indicate suffering from depression, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Can you characterize your depressive episodes as feeling "low" with a strong desire to sleep, sleeping a lot and having trouble getting out of bed?
Possible responses:
→ Not applicable / don't know
→ No
→ Yes, to some extent
→ Definitely
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate not having depression with fatigue, depression with some fatigue or depression with fatigue, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
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