Australian researchers have found an abnormal centre in the brain which may explain problems with the signalling around the body.
Author: Sasha Nimmo
Australia’s University of NSW’s Psychiatry Department tested a graded activity program on 25 patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. Before the study, patients could complete around 4 hours of ‘moderate intensity exercise’ a week (self-reported). It was not measured or recorded at the end of the program but the study found small improvements in cognitive performance, with some caveats.
Two studies at the University of NSW are using the ‘potentially harmful’ 2002 Australian guidelines. It is time for Australia to adopt the International Consensus Criteria.
New US paper says it is critical that scientists world-wide develop consensus on how to identify and classify chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis patients using clinical and research criteria.
Australia: Write to the National Health and Medical Research Council about funding research and updating criteria.