Don’t Confuse Fatigue with Sleepiness

Research on fatigue is expanding our treatment options

John Kruse MD, PhD
Wise & Well
Published in
8 min readMay 6, 2024

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If you’re feeling weary, you’re not alone — a fifth of the world’s population experiences moderate to severe fatigue lasting for at least six months. Fatigue is defined as a feeling of extreme tiredness, along with a lack of energy and motivation, that prevents one from performing usual activities. It’s tough…

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John Kruse MD, PhD
Wise & Well

Psychiatrist, neuroscientist, father of twins, marathon runner, in Hawaii. 100+ ADHD & mental health videos https://www.youtube.com/@dr.johnkruse6708