Dopamine, the Basal Ganglia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome #II – Treatments – Health Rising

“Reduced activity in the basal ganglia during a reward game was associated with fatigue in people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). A similar pattern found in people with hepatitis C who have been given the interferon alpha (IFN-a) cytokine suggests immune activation may be driving basal ganglia problems, since the lack of reward and the fatigue is present in both groups. Studies suggest that reduced dopamine inputs from the striatum may cause the reduced activation of the basal ganglia. The basal ganglia problems in ME/CFS suggest dopamine may be reduced brain-wide. […]”

 

http://www.healthrising.org/blog/2014/09/25/dopamine-basal-ganglia-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-treatments/

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