What is cognitive dysfunction?
Typical symptoms include:
- Short-term memory lapses
- Difficulty in concentrating or sustaining attention
- Difficulty with processing incoming information and retrieving stored information
- Trouble finding the right word, remembering or mixing up commonly used words
- Problems with carrying out everyday tasks that involve any form of sustained mental activity
Most doctors regard cognitive dysfunction as a very characteristic feature of ME/CFS and would be reluctant to make a diagnosis in anyone who does not report this key symptom to some degree.
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