One considers a person to be asthenic when he/she suffers from asthenia, meaning they are experiencing a weakening in their overall state, even in the absence of the smallest effort and when their state doesn't improve, despite rest. In an asthenic person, another disease that can be responsible for this state must be researched. It is possible that the asthenia is not caused by a physical illness but rather a psychic disorder, even though the asthenic person doesn't have any associated psychological disorder: this is the case in depressive people, or those suffering from anxiety or personality disorders. The asthenic patient is treated with the disorder responsible for his/her asthenia in mind.
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