The Biology of Chronic Fatigue

April 30, 2012

Two members of the Emory School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, Andrew H. Miller and Daniel F. Drake, were part of a team who conducted a study showing that patients with chronic fatigue syndrome have decreased activation of an area of the brain known as the basal ganglia in response to reward. 

The researchers' findings suggest an association between a biologic functional response and chronic fatigue syndrome.

The study was reported on last week in Science Daily. An abstract of the project was also discussed at the meeting Experimental Biology 2012, held April 21-25 at the San Diego Convention Center.

To read the full article in Science Daily, visit this link.

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