15. Fatigue and Sleep Disorders

Shannon Janzen MSc, Heather MacKenzie MD, Jo-Anne Aubut BA, Shawn Marshall MD MSc FRCPC, Nicholas Sequeira BSc (c), Robert Teasell MD FRCPC

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Fatigue has been and remains one of the more common symptoms associated with and reported on by those who have sustained a brain injury (Elovic et al. 2005). Over the years, researchers, physicians and psychologists have all tried to define fatigue: What is it? How do we measure it? How do we treat it? It is believed that fatigue is a subjective experience and thus not easily assessed by objective measures (Lewis & Wessely 1992). It is also believed that because fatigue is common with all who sustain a brain injury, it is therefore not related to damage within a specific area of the brain (Lezak 1978).

 

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