Full title: [Neuroimaging and the case of chronic fatigue syndrome.]
[Article in Portuguese]
Authors: Ortega F, Zorzanelli R.
Source Instituto de Medicina Social, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 20550-900.
Publication: Cien Saude Colet. 16(4):2123-2132.
Publication date: 2011 Apr;
This article analyzes the use of neuroimaging in research into chronic fatigue syndrome. It reviews some works published in the 1990s and investigates a specific aspect of these studies, namely the search for a cerebral abnormality, in the form of an altered activation pattern, which could provide a pattern for diagnosis and treatment of the disease. The understanding of chronic fatigue syndrome as a disease reduced to some cerebral findings is analyzed, arguing in favor of a broader vision of this disease that includes psychosocial elements of the patient's life as opposed to entirely somatic explanations.
PMID: 21584454 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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