Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), and Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (SEID)

Whatever you call it, ME, CFX, or SEID, is still in the process of being defined. Sometimes there seem to be triggering factors, but much more often, the problem seems to occur randomly. We don’t know what vulnerabilities make people susceptible. Diagnosis is difficult. Treatment can be even harder.

The Institute of Medicine has just put out a new statement about ME/CFX/SEID.

Maybe this will help the medical community give this condition more recognition. However, most EEG neurofeedback practitioners are aware of this diagnosis and the application of neurotherapy to help with the symptoms. It may take years to thoroughly define SEID, but treatment of the nervous system manifestations is available now via neurofeedback.

Concussions and mental health

The Washington Post had an interesting article yesterday that nicely sums up some of the difficulties that those with head injuries can experience.

Neurofeedback is a great way to treat concussions and other head injuries. It can begin as soon as the patient is medically stable enough to receive treatment. Of course, prevention is the best way to approach head injury, but once it has happened, neurofeedback usually provides an important element of rehabilitation and return to pre-injury function.