About Brain Fatigue

How to recognize brain fatigue

  • The brain fatigue has persisted for at least 1 month
  • The sum of scores from the MFS is 10.5 points or above (see further under assessment)

Typical symptoms include:

  • An unusually rapid drain on mental energy levels upon mental activity
  • Following over-exertion, there is a long recovery time disproportionate to the exertion level
  • Impaired attention and concentration over time and easily distracted
  • Daily variation of the fatigue symptom with the fatigue often being better in the mornings and worse in the afternoons and evenings; variations from one day to the next
  • Usually one or several associated symptoms 

The following additional or associated symptoms are common:

  • Memory problems
  • Slowness of thinking
  • Difficult to get started with an activity 
  • Mood swings, irritability, and stress intolerance
  • Sleeping problems
  • Sensitivity to, or intolerance of, light and noise
  • Headaches following over-exertion