Full title: [The cerebralization of fatigue: an analysis of the cerebral hypothesis in the case of chronic fatigue syndrome.]
[Article in Portuguese]
Authors: Ortega F, Zorzanelli R.
Instituto de Medicina Social, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 20550-900.
Publication: Hist Cienc Saude Manguinhos. 17(2):289-305.
Publication date: 2010 Jun
The article analyzes a number of conditions that allowed the brain to become established as an etiological hypothesis in the case of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), together with other hypotheses related to organic causes, such as viruses and immunity. It also addresses the process of cerebralization of personhood, which grew out of the use of neuroimaging for research and diagnostic purposes and according to which the brain constitutes the prime place for looking for the cause of the diseases - including CFS - within the context of a somatic culture, intensified at the end of the twentieth century.
PMID: 21461470 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
View the abstract in PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21461470
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