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The Pediatric Forum
December 1, 2008

Deficits of Interference Control in Adolescents With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2008;162(12):1196-1197. doi:10.1001/archpedi.162.12.1196

Cognitive problems are key symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Adults with CFS encounter difficulties completing complex information-processing tasks with considerable interference.1 Performance on neuropsychological tasks have not been studied in adolescents with CFS. Considering our knowledge of adults with CFS, focusing on tasks with a high level of interference is most promising in differentiating adolescents with CFS from healthy adolescents.

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