Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., is director of the Practitioners Alliance Network and author of the popular free Smart Phone app “Cures A-Z,” and of many books including From Fatigued to Fantastic!, Pain Free 1-2-3, the Beat Sugar Addiction NOW! series, Real Cause, Real Cure, and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum does frequent media appearances including Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News Channel, The Dr Oz Show and Oprah & Friends. His website: www.EndFatigue.com
Tags: chronic fatigue | brain fog | cognitive impairment

CFS Brain Fog Not 'In Your Head'

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Thursday, 08 February 2018 04:19 PM Current | Bio | Archive

The "you're crazy, it's all in your mind" school of thought on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) continues to recede into ancient history. There were those who attributed the brain fog (and all of CFS) to depression — which was, well, crazy.

In one study, 57 women with CFS were evaluated for cognitive function using neuropsychological tests that measure mental acuity in areas such as ability to pay attention, to count forward and backward, auditory-verbal learning skills, executive functions, and psychomotor skills.

Participants were divided into two groups, with one group including those CFS patients who suffered depression (based on clinical assessment to determine scores on the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale) and the other including those CFS patients who were not determined to be depressed.

The results showed no difference between the two groups in their levels of cognitive deficit in performing attention and executive functions.

Researchers therefore concluded that there was no link between depression and the cognitive impairments exhibited by patients with CFS

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