Accession Number:

ADA383928

Title:

Support for Conference Entitled "The Role of Neural Plasticity in Chemical Intolerance"

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 16 Jun-31 Oct 2000

Corporate Author:

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Chemical Intolerance CI, including multiple chemical sensitivity, has been an intriguing problem in environmental health, and it has been suspected that CI played a role in Gulf War Syndrome. The uniqueness of the conference was its focus on neuro-biological changes, which has appeared to occur in individuals with CI. The conference provided a forum for the exchange of ideas among leading investigators in an effort to evaluate evidence regarding the role of neural plasticity in the development of CI. Among the topics discussed was a rationale for further research and clinical applications. Other disorders that overlap with CI, such as Gulf War Syndrome, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, were also be discussed. The conference was attended by toxicologists, basic neuroscientists, environmental health professionals and clinicians, including general practitioners and psychiatrists.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Toxicology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE