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Updates in Neuropsychiatry: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: What Electrophysiology and Neuroimaging Can Tell Us About Its Pathophysiology

Activity Type:

  • On Demand


Release Date: 7/1/2016

Expiration Date: 7/1/2019

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Physician: 0.5
  • Participation: 0.5

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Overview

The two central symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are severe, disabling fatigue and cognitive impairment, also known as 'brain fog.' Neuroimaging and neuropsychological studies have produced mixed results when trying to locate the structural changes responsible for these two cardinal symptoms. However, EEG data suggests that symptoms experienced by CFS patients may originate within the thalamocortical circuit dysfunction and may assist in the understanding of the syndrome's etiology and a way to prevent or treat this condition. In his presentation, Dr. Maldonado discusses neuropsychiatric presentations of CFS as well as most recent EEG data describing possible underlying pathophysiology.

**This content was captured at the 2015 APA Annual Meeting and may reference information from various sources and terminology from previous editions of the DSM. 

Pricing

  • General Member - $6.25
  • Resident-Fellow Member - Free
  • Medical Student Member - $6.25
  • Non-Member - $12.50

Free member registration for this course through the Course of the Month promotion ended on July 31st

Educational Objectives

  • Identify neuropsychiatric presentations of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
  • Discuss the use and viability of exact low-resolution electromagnetic tomogrophy (eLORETA) in patients with CFS

Target Audience

Residents/Fellows, Psychiatrists

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 0.5 hours
Program Start: July 1, 2016 
Program End: July 1, 2019

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. A multiple choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 100% must be achieved. Retakes are available for the test. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the date of completion and hours earned. 

Accreditation

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The APA designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

Presenter

  • José R. Maldonado, M.D., Stanford University Medical Center. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Program Planners

  • Tristan Gorrindo, M.D., Director of Education, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests
  • Jon Fanning, M.S., C.A.E., Chief of Membership and RFM-ECP, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests
  • Stephanie Auditore, J.D., Director of Member Product Developmpent, Engagement & Portfolio Management, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests
  • Ricardo A. Juarez, M.S., Associate Director, Office of International Affairs, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests

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