5% of Canadians report 'medically unexplained' conditions

Posted Jan 13, 2007 by youngcanadian

"More than a million Canadians are dealing with conditions that cannot be identified by medical tests or physical exams, Statistics Canada said Friday"
"About 1.3 per cent of the population reported chronic fatigue syndrome, which is characterized by extreme tiredness.
About 1.5 per cent reported fibromyalgia, which involves pain lasting three months or more in at least 11 of 18 specified areas.
About 2.4 per cent reported multiple chemical sensitivity. People with the disorder develop a variety of symptoms when they are exposed to synthetic chemicals in doses that usually have no noticeable effect."
"About one-fifth of them were also dealing with at least one psychiatric disorder, such as depression or panic disorder."