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.
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