Neuro Deficits Identified in Gulf War Syndrome


Gulf War Syndrome with its myriad deficits has been an illusive disease to identify. Recent advances in the diagnosis of Gulf War Syndrome point in the direction of neurological disease. Individuals with Gulf War Syndrome report physical, cognitive and psychological symptoms some of which are progressive and lead to disability. The exposure to neuro toxic agents has long been suspected to be at the root of the Gulf War Syndrome. Unfortunately, individuals with the clusters of symptoms have often been misdiagnosed, including with psychiatric disorders and malingering. The inappropriate diagnosis has stalled appropriate treatment and rehabilitation for many and has furthered the disabling conditions.

Click here to read the report from MedPage on the advances in the diagnosis of Gulf War Syndrome.

Tag Lines: neurologic disease, Gulf War Syndrome, neuro toxic exposure

About Rolf Gainer Ph.D.

Dr. Rolf Gainer is the founder of the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma as well as the Neurological Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario, in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Gainer is a psychologist with more than twenty-five years of experience in the treatment and rehabilitation of individuals with brain injuries and a dual diagnosis. Dr. Gainer has designed and operated innovative rehabilitation programs in the United States and Canada for individuals who have been regarded as difficult to serve. He is currently involved in conducting two outcome studies related to the long-term issues faced by individuals with brain injuries and a dual diagnosis. He has presented papers throughout the United States and Canada in many professional conferences and educational forums.
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