DIMINISHING THE SYMPTOMS AND RISKS INDUCED BY CHRONIC FATIGUE ASSOCIATED WITH DEPRESSION, THROUGH THE USE OF ANTI-STRESS MASSAGE
Chronic fatigue associated with depression is the first phase of the Karōshi syndrome (death caused by overwork), characterized by a state of exhaustion and serious neurovegetative disorders. A correct diagnosis is difficult to establish, but the symptoms can lead to an early diagnosis, in the absence of clear pathological causes. Considering that the anti-stress massage can help diminish chronic fatigue and depression, and as such, help prevent the emergence of the Karōshi syndrome, 16 sessions were applied on 4 subjects, over the course of 3 months. Their results, compared to the ones from other 4 subjects, proved that anti-stress massage has lead to a considerable diminished level of stress that generates chronic fatigue and depression.