Cognitive overload

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Cognitive overload is a cognitive problem found in some myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome patients. Cognitive overload leading to "crash" periods is recognized in the Canadian Consensus Criteria and the later International Consensus Criteria primer.[1][2]

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flare-up A symptoms flare in ME/CFS is a temporary increase in symptoms, alternatively known as experiencing post-exertional malaise. May be referred to as a "crash" or "collapse".

post-exertional malaise (PEM) - A notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small physical or cognitive exertions. PEM may be referred to as a "crash" or "collapse" and can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain, trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, and others.

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