In late 1800, neurasthenia became a popular diagnosis, which includes complaints as symptoms of weakness, dizziness, and fatigue. Treatment is generally with the rest, especially in women. Virginia Woolft have learned that to fight Neurasthenia with bed rest, which he described in his book On Bein III. Charlotte Perkins Gilman's protagonist in his book, The Yellow Wallpaper, also suffered Neurasthenia and encouraged to rest by doctors.
Criteria for diagnosis of neurasthenia include: symptoms of persistent fatigue after physical or mental activity, including a general feeling of malaise small, combined with a mixture of excitement and depression. Coupled with other symptoms: muscle pain, dizziness, headaches, sleep disorders, can not relax and irritability, inability to recover the rest, not sleep soundly, often troubled by his dream, more than three weeks duration.
Cause of Neurasthenia:The cause of neurasthenia remains unknown although most of these disorders, a clear predisposing factor may play an important role, the principal may be mentioned the hereditary factor, jobs (high job stress), age (usually occurs between ages 20-55 years) and sex ( more dominant in males).
Symptoms that often arise in Neurasthenia:
Differential Diagnosis of Neurasthenia:Some disorders have similar symptoms. The experts in the diagnosis enforce against disturbances have some differences over the need to limit the right diagnosis. Many medical disorders can cause fatigue even through medical examination and medical history is needed to see. Among others:
- General anxiety disorder
- Somatic complaints
- Other psychosomatic conditions
Some plants that can be used to treat Neurasthenia, among others:
- 6-10 grams of dried skin of Eucalyptus - Melaleuca leucadendra L cut, braised with 3 water glass until remaining 1 glass. After chilling filtered, and taken 2 times a day 1/2 cup.
- 3 pieces of Pandan Leaves - Pandanus amaryllifolius Roxb sliced into small pieces. Boil 3 cups of water until the remaining 2 cups. After chilling filtered and drunk the morning and afternoon, each 1 cup.