Neuropsychological test performance of Swedish multiple chemical sensitivity patients--an exploratory study.

@article{Osterberg2002NeuropsychologicalTP,
  title={Neuropsychological test performance of Swedish multiple chemical sensitivity patients--an exploratory study.},
  author={Kai Osterberg and Palle \Orbaek and Bj{\"o}rn Karlson},
  journal={Applied neuropsychology},
  year={2002},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={139-47}
}
To address the hypothesis of brain dysfunction as a component of the multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) syndrome, a neuropsychological battery comprising 8 tests was given to 17 Swedish MCS patients and 34 demographically matched controls. Across the 6 tests used as indicators of brain impairment, comprising a total of 17 test variables, the MCS group performed poorer only in a complex reaction time test (mean reaction time; p = 0.002; t test). Correction for self-ratings of mental distress… CONTINUE READING