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Grey volume matter atrophy in FM as well - not associated with depression

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Cort, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. Cort

    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

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    This is fantastic stuff. Grey matter atrophy in the areas of the brain related to sensory and pain processing. I actually would have thought the opposite- because the pain areas in FM are activated; actually the pain enhancing networks are activated and the pain reducing areas are inhibited...

    But that was a silly conclusion by me because you would expect injury in the areas that weren't working properly and that;s what they found - but only in the pain producing areas - not in those associated with depression :Retro smile:

    One study found found low grey volume in CFS in the lateral prefrontal cortex. Not sure how that relates to this area...but the anterior cingulate has been a focus in CFS as well by Chaudhuri and Behan -


    http://aboutmecfs.org/Rsrch/CentralFatigueCFS.aspx

    Here is the conclusion of the paper I wrote on Central Fatigue

    This was such interesting work and I think it's been dropped.
     

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