Neuropsychiatric status of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome: an overview

Toxicol Ind Health. Jul-Oct 1994;10(4-5):513-22.


Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is an illness that results in debilitating fatigue as well as rheumatological, infectious, and neuropsychiatric symptoms. The present paper is a brief overview of the neuropsychological and psychiatric research on CFS. Studies from our laboratory contrasting CFS with patients with multiple sclerosis, depression, and healthy controls are detailed. Our hypothesis of neuropsychological impairments in CFS is discussed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cognition
  • Comorbidity
  • Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Mental Disorders / epidemiology
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity / psychology
  • Personality