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Primary Care Commentary: Fatigue and Executive Dysfunction in the Primary Care Setting

Larry Culpepper, MD, MPH

Published: October 1, 2003

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Most primary care physicians understand the importance of recognizing overt psychiatric symptoms among their patients. It is also important for these physicians to understand that symptoms of an underlying psychiatric disorder may be subtle, such as fatigue, or hard to identify, such as the myriad symptoms that imply executive dysfunction. Not only should the primary care physician learn to identify these symptoms, but he or she must also learn to diagnose and treat the condition that causes them.

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