Tired Teens

by Philip Fischer, M.D.

Tired Teens

by Philip Fischer, M.D.


Understanding and Conquering Chronic Fatigue and POTS

Philip Fischer, M.D.

  • Explanation and potential causes of persistent tiredness and chronic fatigue in teens.
  • Understanding autonomic dysfunction and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) in teens.
  • Help in getting an evaluation and diagnosis for adolescent chronic fatigue.



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The facts


of healthy teens experience regular sleepiness, defined as an increased tendency to fall asleep.


What do you do as a teenager when you go from being an active A student with a busy social life to suddenly feeling as if you have no energy left? Why is it so difficult to pinpoint what’s wrong and get the right treatment? In Tired Teens, Philip R. Fischer, M.D., offers answers, hope and healing. He draws on years of experience treating thousands of young patients at Mayo Clinic to transfer his hard-earned knowledge in a clear and compassionate way to readers.

Tired Teens: Understanding and conquering chronic fatigue and POTS is an extension of Dr. Fischer’s groundbreaking work at Mayo Clinic. In this book for teens, parents and health care providers, Dr. Fischer explains the sudden and disruptive development of chronic tiredness and fatigue that occurs in some teens. He discusses where symptoms may come from, including disorders such as autonomic dysfunction and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). Most importantly, he offers hope and guidance about how to overcome chronic fatigue and POTS for good.

2021 • 216 pages • Mayo Clinic Press

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Philip Fischer, M.D.

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