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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is NOT All In The Mind - But Caused By Changes In Brain Chemistry, A Study Finds

Tuesday 14 November 2017


From the Daily Mail Australia:


Chronic fatigue syndrome and Gulf War Illness are caused
by changes in brain chemistry and are not psychological
disorders as it was previously thought, a study
from Georgetown University found.
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Chronic fatigue syndrome is NOT all in the mind- but caused by changes in brain chemistry, a study finds

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome and Gulf War Illness are caused by changes in brain chemistry and are not  psychological disorders
  • Both disorders cause pain, physical and mental fatigue, cognitive dysfunction and flu-like symptoms
  • Controversy has raged for nearly 30 years on whether the disorders were genuine illnesses
  • Now researchers from Georgetown University have found changing levels in molecules in sufferers' brains

By Kayla Brantley for MailOnline
11 November 2017
© Associated Newspapers Ltd

Chronic fatigue syndrome is not a psychological disorder as previously thought, researchers claim after finding evidence that the condition is caused by changes in brain chemistry.

Controversy has raged for nearly 30 years on whether the debilitating condition that causes pain, physical and mental fatigue and cognitive dysfunction was a genuine illness as critics speculated that it was all in the mind.

Now researchers have found changing levels in a brain molecule called miRNA in patients, which is responsible for turning protein production on and off, subsequently causing the tiring symptoms.

The findings lay the groundwork to better treat and understand the disorder that affects nearly three million Americans.


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