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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Chronic Illness Today's Healthcare
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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.

Fibromyalgia
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Two types of CBT are equally effective in the treatment of fibromyalgia      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

There does not appear to be any profound differences between so-called exposure-based CBT and traditional CBT in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Both forms of treatment produced a significant reduction in symptoms in people affected by the disease.

Chronic Illness Fibromyalgia Today's Healthcare
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Cognitive behavioral therapy eases how fibromyalgia pain is experienced by the brain      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Patients living with fibromyalgia (FM) -- a disease that predominantly affects women and is characterized by chronic pain, fatigue and brain fog -- often find limited treatment options and a scarcity of explanations for their symptoms. Investigators have now found that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can significantly reduce the burden of FM by, in part, reducing pain-catastrophizing, a negative cognitive and emotional response that can intensify pain through feelings of helplessness, rumination and intrusive thoughts. This finding is backed by neuroimaging data, evidencing reduced connectivity between regions of the brain associated with self-awareness, pain and emotional processing.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Chronic Illness
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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.

Fibromyalgia Neuropathy Psychology Research Today's Healthcare
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Fibromyalgia: Pain out of control      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Feeling like we have a degree of control makes us tolerate pain better. In the case of fibromyalgia, however, this simply doesn't work. A study provides clues as to why.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Chronic Illness
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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.

Chronic Illness Depression Fibromyalgia Mental Health Research Neuropathy Today's Healthcare
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Antidepressants used for chronic pain on the rise, but are they effective?      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

New research has found some antidepressants may be effective in treating certain chronic pain conditions, but others lack convincing evidence on their effectiveness.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
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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.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
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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.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
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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.

Fibromyalgia
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Study analyzes brain changes associated with juvenile fibromyalgia      (via sciencedaily.com) 

Analyzing the brain changes that occur in the first stages of juvenile fibromyalgia could help to better understand the pathophysiology of this syndrome.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
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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.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
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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.

Fibromyalgia Neuropathy
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'Where does it hurt?' predicts chronic pain outcomes, study shows      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Pain distribution as reported on a body map, on its own, can be used to assign patients to distinct subgroups that are associated with differences in pain intensity, pain quality, pain impact and clinically-relevant three-month outcomes, according to a new study.

Fibromyalgia Neuropathy
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Fibromyalgia likely the result of autoimmune problems      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

New research has shown that many of the symptoms in fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) are caused by antibodies that increase the activity of pain-sensing nerves throughout the body. The results show that fibromyalgia is a disease of the immune system, rather than the currently held view that it originates in the brain.

Alternative Medicine Fibromyalgia Neuropathy
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People with fibromyalgia are substituting CBD for opioids to manage pain      (via sciencedaily.com) 

As the ravages of the opioid epidemic lead many to avoid these powerful painkillers, a significant number of people with fibromyalgia are finding an effective replacement in CBD-containing products, finds a new study.

Fibromyalgia
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Research shows how a diet change might help US veterans with Gulf War illness      (via sciencedaily.com) 

A new study shows the results from a dietary intervention in U.S. veterans suffering from Gulf War Illness, a neurological disorder in veterans who served in the Persian Gulf War from 1990 to 1991.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
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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.

Fibromyalgia
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Brain inflammation in veterans with Gulf War illness      (via sciencedaily.com) 

In a new discovery, researchers have detected widespread inflammation in the brains of veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Illness.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
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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.