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Chronic fatigue syndrome: Number of patients is expected to double due to long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

The number of ME/CFS patients is expected to rise drastically due to long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Scientists have now identified possible biomarkers that could improve the diagnosis and treatment of long-lasting and debilitating fatigue.

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Women more severely affected by chronic fatigue syndrome      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Women with ME/CFS tend to have more symptoms and co-occurring conditions than men, according to initial results from the world's largest study of the disease. It has long been known that women are more likely to have ME/CFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome) but the DecodeME study has shown for the first time how their experience differs from men.

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Neural signature for borderline personality disorder identified      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study of a brain region called the rostro-medial prefrontal could potentially advance diagnosis and therapies for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

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Studies find that microbiome changes may be a signature for ME/CFS      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have found differences in the gut microbiomes of people with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) compared to healthy controls. Findings from two studies add to growing evidence that connects disruptions in the gut microbiome, the complete collection of bacteria, viruses, and fungi that live in our gastrointestinal system, to ME/CFS.

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SARS-CoV-2 can trigger chronic fatigue syndrome, study finds      (via sciencedaily.com) 

Since the beginning of the pandemic, SARS-CoV-2 has been suspected of causing chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). A well-controlled study has now shown that, even after mild COVID-19, a subset of patients will develop symptoms which meet the diagnostic criteria for ME/CFS. Their findings also describe a second subset of post-COVID patients with similar symptoms. Differences in laboratory results between these groups may indicate differences in underlying mechanisms.

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Moms' problems linked to adolescent attachment issues      (via sciencedaily.com) 

Psychology research finds that moms with personality disorder symptoms impact their adolescent children who subsequently show a higher likelihood of insecure attachment which can impact their socio-emotional development and mental health.

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New research provides insight into Long COVID and ME      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have uncovered how post-viral fatigue syndromes, including Long COVID, become life-changing diseases and why patients suffer frequent relapses.

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How herpesviruses awaken      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Dormant herpesviruses induce their reactivation via a previously unknown cellular mechanism mediated by a viral microRNA.

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Researchers highlight COVID-19 neurological symptoms and need for rigorous studies      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

In a new article, experts highlight what is currently known about the effects of SARS-CoV-2 on the brain, the importance of increased research into the underlying causes of Long COVID and possible ways to treat its symptoms.

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COVID long-haulers may experience abnormal breathing patterns, chronic fatigue syndrome      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Many long-haul COVID-19 patients have chronic fatigue syndrome and other breathing issues months after their initial COVID-19 diagnosis, according to a new study.

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Childhood cognitive problems could lead to mental health issues in later life      (via sciencedaily.com) 

Children experiencing cognitive problems such as low attention, poor memory or lack of inhibition may later suffer mental health issues as teenagers and young adults, a new study reveals.

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Borderline personality disorder: Don't ignore it      (via sciencedaily.com) 

Borderline Personality Disorder is treatable. New research is the first to show that adolescent borderline pathology follows a similar downward course after discharge from inpatient treatment previously demonstrated for adults.

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Gulf war illness, chronic fatigue syndrome distinct illnesses, study suggests      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A brain imaging study of veterans with Gulf War illness (GWI) and patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) (sometimes called myalgic encephalomyelitis), has shown that the two illnesses produce distinctly different, abnormal patterns of brain activity after moderate exercise.

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Infant sleep problems can signal mental disorders in adolescents      (via sciencedaily.com) 

Specific sleep problems among babies and very young children can be linked to mental disorders in adolescents, a new study has found.

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Personality traits of patients with social anxiety disorder      (via sciencedaily.com) 

Individuals with social anxiety disorder have markedly different personality traits than others. Emotional instability and introversion are hallmarks, according to a new study.

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Many youth living with undiagnosed chronic fatigue syndrome      (via sciencedaily.com) 

Most youth living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) have not been diagnosed, according to a new prevalence study.

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Veterans study suggest two sub-types of Gulf War illness      (via sciencedaily.com) 

Brain imaging of veterans with Gulf War illness show varying abnormalities after moderate exercise that can be categorized into two distinct groups -- an outcome that suggests a more complex illness that previously thought.

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MS linked to variant of common herpes virus      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have developed a new method to separate between two different types of a common herpes virus (HHV-6) that has been linked to multiple sclerosis. By analyzing antibodies in the blood against the most divergent proteins of herpesvirus 6A and 6B, the researchers were able to show that MS-patients carry the herpesvirus 6A to a greater extent than healthy individuals.

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Many psychiatric disorders have heightened impulsivity      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

The study analyzed data from studies across eight different psychiatric disorders, including major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, eating disorders, and others. The largest delay discounting effects were found to be associated with bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, and schizophrenia.

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How the immune system keeps the Epstein-Barr virus in check      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A protein called PD-1, which is found on immune cells called CD8+ T cells, plays a key role in controlling infection with the Epstein-Barr virus, according to a study published May 30 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Christian Münz of the University of Zurich, and colleagues. The results from this study indicate that monitoring PD-1 signaling during future vaccination and immunotherapy studies may inform patient outcomes.