Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Occupational Therapy Practice

Introduction Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterized by persistent unexplained symptoms of fatigue for more than 6 months in duration. People with CFS may experience disability and decreased participation in occupations. Occupational therapy can play a role in this not-well understood pathology by promoting therapeutic interventions such as exercise, mobilization, awareness, coping strategies for patients … Read more

Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA) in Occupational Therapy – Emotional Incontinence?

Pseudobulbar Affect Featured

Pseudobulbar affect. It goes by many names – emotional lability, emotional incontinence, involuntary emotional control disorder, and more. Is your patient really depressed or bipolar, or is there another root cause for this? Etiology Pseudobulbar affect typically affects patients with a neurological condition such as stroke, ALS, Parkinson’s, MS, TBI, and dementia. It is often … Read more