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A concurrent cognitive task does not perturb (i.e. alter) quiet standing in FM & CFS/ME

A Concurrent Cognitive Task Does Not Perturb Quiet Standing in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, by Omid Rasouli, Egil A Fors, Ottar Vasseljen and Ann-Katrin Stensdotter in Pain Research and Management Vol 2018, Article ID 9014232 [Published 7 August 2018] Research abstract: Background … Continue reading

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The brain’s frontal cortex works inefficiently in children with CFS

Research abstract: The ability to divide one’s attention deteriorates in patients with childhood chronic fatigue syndrome (CCFS). We conducted a study using a dual verbal task to assess allocation of attentional resources to two simultaneous activities (picking out vowels and … Continue reading

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Post-exertional symptom exacerbation follows mental effort in ME/CFS

Abstract Background: Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a debilitating, long-term condition characterised by extreme fatigue (worsened by exertion), muscle and joint pain, and sleep disturbance. Post-exertional fatigue has been demonstrated previously following physical exercise, but not from mental exertion … Continue reading

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