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.
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- Identify neuropsychiatric presentations of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
- Discuss the use and viability of exact low-resolution electromagnetic tomogrophy (eLORETA) in patients with CFS
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Estimated Duration: 0.5 hours
Program Start: July 1, 2016
Program End: July 1, 2019
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Faculty and Planner Disclosures
- José R. Maldonado, M.D., Stanford University Medical Center. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- 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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