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HOW TO RECOGNIZE MENTAL FATIGUE

 

• The mental fatigue has persisted for at least 1 month
• The sum of scores from the MFS is 10.5 points or above
 

Typical symptoms include:

 

  • An unusually rapid drain on mental energy levels upon mental activity
  • Following over-exertion, a long recovery time disproportionate to the exertion level
  • Impaired attention and concentration over time
  • Diurnal variation of the fatigue symptom with the fatigue often being better in the mornings and worse in the afternoons and evenings; variations from one day to the next;
  • Usually one or several associated symptoms (see below).
     

The following additional or associated symptoms are
common:

  • Mood swings, irritability and stress intolerance
  • Trouble with memory
  • Sleeping problems
  • Sensitivity to, or intolerance of light and loud noise
  • Headaches following over-exertion
Page Manager: Pontus Sundén|Last update: 9/12/2013
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