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  • Disability
  • All of these influences exacerbate and perpetuate the somatic distress of patients with functional somatic syndromes, heighten their fears and pessimistic expectations, prolong their disability, and reinforce their sick role. (annals.org)
  • time
  • The second follow-up period was defined as the time between measured WAI and the first registered sick leave episode. (bmj.com)
  • stress
  • These syndromes include multiple chemical sensitivity, the sick building syndrome, repetition stress injury, the side effects of silicone breast implants, the Gulf War syndrome, chronic whiplash, the chronic fatigue syndrome, the irritable bowel syndrome, and fibromyalgia. (annals.org)