Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Study finds brain abnormalities in chronic fatigue patients | News


It's not uncommon for CFS patients to face several mischaracterizations of their condition, or even suspicions of hypochondria, before receiving a diagnosis of CFS. The abnormalities identified in the study, published Oct. 29 in Radiology, may help to resolve those ambiguities, said lead author Michael Zeineh, MD, PhD, assistant professor of radiology.

"Using a trio of sophisticated imaging methodologies, we found that CFS patients' brains diverge from those of healthy subjects in at least three distinct ways," Zeineh said.

Chronic fatigue is real, new brain scans show - Health -

 Stanford researchers found distinct differences between the brains of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and those of healthy people, according to a study published in Radiology Wednesday. ... Zeineh and his colleagues found several anomalies in the brains of CFS patients, including a reduction in the amount of white matter—a part of the brain that is composed of long fibers which serve as the communication cables between nerve cells.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

I’m Sick But What Is Wrong with Me? | Psychology Today

Research funding for CFS is near the bottom of the heap. Two examples: it receives a fraction of what is allocated for allergy research and even for male pattern baldness, despite the fact that CFS can leave people unable to work and, in many cases, bedbound. I had to give up a productive career due to this illness. Who is forced to leave the workforce due to male pattern baldness?
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