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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

    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 -


    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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