18 Facts About ‘The Golden Girls’ You Never Heard Until Now

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In an arc during season five of Golden Girls, Dorothy experiences strange and persistent symptoms. She’s tired all the time. There are bouts of confusion. She has pain that seems to have to direct cause. Dorothy spends time trying to discount her symptoms, much to her mother’s chagrin. When she does finally seek help, a slew of doctors write of her experiences as being exaggerated and simple womanly woes. Dorothy is finally diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Disorder, and many people were first introduced to this disease via the show. Yet, the disease is pervasive. Over 200,000 new cases are now diagnosed every year, with women being more likely to be patients than men.

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