EDWARD L. BORTZ, M.D., F.A.C.P.; GEORGE MORRIS PIERSOL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
In these times of stress with life being lived at an ever increasing pace and with financial burdens, familial cares and a multitude of other distressing factors putting a strain on the physical, mental and emotional powers, the subject of asthenia has become an important one. The term "Asthenia", in common with a number of the other terms current in medical parlance, is not used critically but is applied without discrimination to all types of weakness, debility, depression constitutional inadequacy, or even nervous instability. It is customary to regard as asthenia, the state of weakness manifested in the course of
BORTZ EL, PIERSOL GM. Asthenia: Clinical Types and Principles of Therapy. Ann Intern Med. ;6:319–351. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-6-3-319
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