Current Rheumatology Reports

, Volume 8, Issue 6, pp 425–429 | Cite as

Cognitive dysfunction in fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome: New trends and future directions

  • Jennifer M. GlassEmail author


Fibromyalgia (FM) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) patients often have memory and cognitive complaints. Objective cognitive testing demonstrates long-term and working memory impairments. In addition, CFS patients have slow information-processing, and FM patients have impaired control of attention, perhaps due to chronic pain. Neuroimaging studies demonstrate cerebral abnormalities and a pattern of increased neural recruitment during cognitive tasks. Future work should focus on the specific neurocognitive systems involved in cognitive dysfunction in each syndrome.


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Cognitive Dysfunction Chronic Pain Patient Mental Fatigue Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Social Research and Department of PsychiatryUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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