Brain Changes in ME

GABA and Glutamate in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Human head and brain. Different kind of waveforms produced by brain activity shown on background. Digital illustration.

  By Adrienne Dellwo in Very Well Health.   GABA and glutamate are neurotransmitters—chemical messengers in your brain. One is calming, one is stimulating, and they’re supposed to stay in balance with each other. So what happens if this balance is thrown off?​ Some research suggests an imbalance of these two substances may play a role […]

6-Year Study Of Abnormal Brain Changes In CFS


  By Sasha Nimmo through ME Australia.   An Australian six-year study evaluating progressive brain changes associated with chronic fatigue syndrome (Fukuda and Canadian Consensus Criteria definitions) shows patients’ brains deteriorate at an abnormal rate. The study used optimized voxel based morphometry (VBM), a commonly-used automated tool for studying patterns of brain change in neurological diseases. It shows chronic fatigue syndrome […]

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