mental fatigue

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Summary: A condition of low alertness or cognitive impairment, usually associated with prolonged mental activities or stress.

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  1. Shen K, Ong C, Li X, Hui Z, Wilder Smith E. A feature selection method for multilevel mental fatigue EEG classification. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2007;54:1231-7 pubmed
    Two feature selection approaches for multilevel mental fatigue electroencephalogram (EEG) classification are presented in this paper, in which random forest (RF) is combined with the heuristic initial feature ranking scheme (INIT) or with ..
  2. Goldberg P, Gueguen A, Schmaus A, Nakache J, Goldberg M. Longitudinal study of associations between perceived health status and self reported diseases in the French Gazel cohort. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2001;55:233-8 pubmed
    ..The mental fatigue scale was more specifically associated with psychological disorders, including sleep problems, depression, and ..
  3. Johansson B, Starmark A, Berglund P, Rödholm M, Rönnbäck L. A self-assessment questionnaire for mental fatigue and related symptoms after neurological disorders and injuries. Brain Inj. 2010;24:2-12 pubmed publisher
    The purpose was to evaluate a new self-reporting scale for assessment of mental fatigue and its usefulness in describing mental fatigue after neurological diseases and injuries...
  4. Lorist M. Impact of top-down control during mental fatigue. Brain Res. 2008;1232:113-23 pubmed publisher
    The influence of mental fatigue, as induced by time on task, on top-down control involved in planning goal-directed behavior and conflict resolution was examined, using an S1-S2 paradigm...
  5. Shigihara Y, Tanaka M, Mizuno K, Ishii A, Yamano E, Funakura M, et al. Effects of daily levels of fatigue and acutely induced fatigue on the visual evoked magnetic response. Brain Res. 2012;1457:44-50 pubmed publisher
    ..The daily level of fatigue was related to VEF intensity after the acute mental fatigue loads...
  6. Capuron L, Welberg L, Heim C, Wagner D, Solomon L, Papanicolaou D, et al. Cognitive dysfunction relates to subjective report of mental fatigue in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2006;31:1777-84 pubmed
    ..This heterogeneity in findings may stem from the relative presence of mental fatigue in the patient populations examined...
  7. Ishaque S, Shamseer L, Bukutu C, Vohra S. Rhodiola rosea for physical and mental fatigue: a systematic review. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2012;12:70 pubmed publisher
    ..To systematically review evidence of efficacy and safety of R. rosea for physical and mental fatigue. Six electronic databases were searched to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and controlled ..
  8. Kuroda M, Ishizaki T, Maruyama T, Takatsuka Y, Kuboki T. Effect of dried-bonito broth on mental fatigue and mental task performance in subjects with a high fatigue score. Physiol Behav. 2007;92:957-62 pubmed
    ..These results suggest that the daily ingestion of dried-bonito broth may improve the mood states, may reduce mental fatigue and may increase performance on a simple calculation task.
  9. Arora V, Georgitis E, Woodruff J, Humphrey H, Meltzer D. Improving sleep hygiene of medical interns: can the sleep, alertness, and fatigue education in residency program help?. Arch Intern Med. 2007;167:1738-44 pubmed
    ..Under the current duty-hour regulations of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, residents continue to be sleep deprived. The SAFER program has no impact on resident precall or postcall sleep. ..

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  1. Malyuchenko N, Schegolkova J, Kulikova M, Timofeeva M, Shlepzova V, Sysoeva O, et al. Effects of genetic variations in the dopaminergic system on fatigue in humans: gender aspects. Bull Exp Biol Med. 2010;149:226-32 pubmed
    ..of fatigue was evaluated before and after exercise by the HAM (Health status-Activity-Moods) and AMF (Acute Mental Fatigue) questionnaires...
  2. Boksem M, Tops M. Mental fatigue: costs and benefits. Brain Res Rev. 2008;59:125-39 pubmed publisher
    A framework for mental fatigue is proposed, that involves an integrated evaluation of both expected rewards and energetical costs associated with continued performance...
  3. Boksem M, Meijman T, Lorist M. Mental fatigue, motivation and action monitoring. Biol Psychol. 2006;72:123-32 pubmed
    In this study we examined whether the effects of mental fatigue on behaviour are due to reduced action monitoring as indexed by the error related negativity (Ne/ERN), N2 and contingent negative variation (CNV) event-related potential (ERP)..
  4. Johansson B, Bjuhr H, Ronnback L. Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) improves long-term mental fatigue after stroke or traumatic brain injury. Brain Inj. 2012;26:1621-8 pubmed publisher
    Patients who suffer from mental fatigue after a stroke or traumatic brain injury (TBI) have a drastically reduced capacity for work and for participating in social activities...
  5. Hansson E, Rönnbäck L. Altered neuronal-glial signaling in glutamatergic transmission as a unifying mechanism in chronic pain and mental fatigue. Neurochem Res. 2004;29:989-96 pubmed
    ..We also suggest a hypothetical mechanism at the cellular level underlying the mental fatigue from which persons with chronic pain may suffer...
  6. Nozaki S, Tanaka M, Mizuno K, Ataka S, Mizuma H, Tahara T, et al. Mental and physical fatigue-related biochemical alterations. Nutrition. 2009;25:51-7 pubmed publisher
    ..We believe that our results contribute to clarifying the mechanism of fatigue, developing evaluation methods, and establishing a basis for treatment. ..
  7. Shevtsov V, Zholus B, Shervarly V, Vol skij V, Korovin Y, Khristich M, et al. A randomized trial of two different doses of a SHR-5 Rhodiola rosea extract versus placebo and control of capacity for mental work. Phytomedicine. 2003;10:95-105 pubmed
    ..There was a possible trend in favour of the lower dose in the psychometric tests. No such trend was found in the physiological tests...
  8. Ishii A, Tanaka M, Iwamae M, Kim C, Yamano E, Watanabe Y. Fatigue sensation induced by the sounds associated with mental fatigue and its related neural activities: revealed by magnetoencephalography. Behav Brain Funct. 2013;9:24 pubmed publisher
    ..Our aim was to examine whether classical conditioning of the mental fatigue sensation can take place in humans and to clarify the neural mechanisms of fatigue sensation using ..
  9. Yamano E, Tanaka M, Ishii A, Tsuruoka N, Abe K, Watanabe Y. Effects of chicken essence on recovery from mental fatigue in healthy males. Med Sci Monit. 2013;19:540-7 pubmed publisher
    ..taken in Asian countries as a traditional remedy with various aims, including attenuation of physical and mental fatigue. However, the evidence for its efficacy specifically for mental fatigue remains unclear...
  10. Waidyasekera H, Wijewardena K, Lindmark G, Naessen T. Menopausal symptoms and quality of life during the menopausal transition in Sri Lankan women. Menopause. 2009;16:164-70 pubmed publisher
    ..Chronic illness was significantly associated with these symptoms. The presence of menopausal symptoms was significantly associated with a decreased health-related quality of life in the women. ..
  11. Ackerman P, Kanfer R. Test length and cognitive fatigue: an empirical examination of effects on performance and test-taker reactions. J Exp Psychol Appl. 2009;15:163-81 pubmed publisher
    ..The relative contributions of traits and time-on-task for cognitive fatigue are discussed, along with implications for research and practice. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved). ..
  12. Kato Y, Endo H, Kizuka T. Mental fatigue and impaired response processes: event-related brain potentials in a Go/NoGo task. Int J Psychophysiol. 2009;72:204-11 pubmed publisher
    The effects of mental fatigue on the availability of cognitive resources and associated response-related processes were examined using event-related brain potentials. Subjects performed a Go/NoGo task for 60 min...
  13. Langner R, Willmes K, Chatterjee A, Eickhoff S, Sturm W. Energetic effects of stimulus intensity on prolonged simple reaction-time performance. Psychol Res. 2010;74:499-512 pubmed publisher
    ..The literature suggests that either mindlessness due to routinization or mental fatigue due to attentional resource depletion might underlie this decrement...
  14. Lou J. Physical and mental fatigue in Parkinson's disease: epidemiology, pathophysiology and treatment. Drugs Aging. 2009;26:195-208 pubmed publisher
    ..PD patients report more subjective physical and mental fatigue than controls on a variety of fatigue questionnaires...
  15. Stewart C, Wright R, Hui S, Simmons A. Outcome expectancy as a moderator of mental fatigue influence on cardiovascular response. Psychophysiology. 2009;46:1141-9 pubmed publisher
    ..They also conceptually replicate previous fatigue results and provide a special class of evidence that fatigue influence on CV response is mediated by effort. ..
  16. Carratu P, Karageorgiou G, Bonfitto P, Di Gioia G, Lacedonia D, Barbaro M, et al. Long-term evaluation of mental fatigue by Maastricht Questionnaire in patients with OSAS treated with CPAP. Monaldi Arch Chest Dis. 2007;67:6-9 pubmed
    ..Impaired nightly sleep leads to increase physical and mental fatigue. The effect of long term continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on mental fatigue in OSAS patients, ..
  17. Zhao C, Zhao M, Liu J, Zheng C. Electroencephalogram and electrocardiograph assessment of mental fatigue in a driving simulator. Accid Anal Prev. 2012;45:83-90 pubmed publisher
    b>Mental fatigue is a contributing factor to some serious transportation crashes. In this study, we measured mental fatigue in drivers using electroencephalogram (EEG) and electrocardiograph (ECG)...
  18. Walker T, Robergs R. Does Rhodiola rosea possess ergogenic properties?. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2006;16:305-15 pubmed
    ..that Rhodiola rosea ingestion may produce such positive effects as improved cognitive function and reduced mental fatigue. Other research from this region has illustrated enhanced endurance exercise performance in both humans and ..
  19. Boksem M, Meijman T, Lorist M. Effects of mental fatigue on attention: an ERP study. Brain Res Cogn Brain Res. 2005;25:107-16 pubmed
    The effects of mental fatigue on attention were assessed. Subjects performed a visual attention task for 3 h without rest. Subjective levels of fatigue, performance measures and EEG were recorded...
  20. Faber L, Maurits N, Lorist M. Mental fatigue affects visual selective attention. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e48073 pubmed publisher
    b>Mental fatigue is a form of fatigue, induced by continuous task performance. Mentally fatigued people often report having a hard time keeping their attention focussed and being easily distracted...
  21. Shigihara Y, Tanaka M, Ishii A, Kanai E, Funakura M, Watanabe Y. Two types of mental fatigue affect spontaneous oscillatory brain activities in different ways. Behav Brain Funct. 2013;9:2 pubmed publisher
    Fatigue has a multi-factorial nature. We examined the effects of two types of mental fatigue on spontaneous oscillatory brain activity using magnetoencephalography (MEG)...
  22. Paul R, Cohen R, Gilchrist J. Ratings of subjective mental fatigue relate to cognitive performance in patients with myasthenia gravis. J Clin Neurosci. 2002;9:243-6 pubmed
    ..By contrast, increased mental fatigue from the baseline to the post-test assessment correlated with cognitive measures for patients but not control ..
  23. Kawatani J, Mizuno K, Shiraishi S, Takao M, Joudoi T, Fukuda S, et al. Cognitive dysfunction and mental fatigue in childhood chronic fatigue syndrome--a 6-month follow-up study. Brain Dev. 2011;33:832-41 pubmed publisher
    ..Combined treatment with CBT and medication may be effective to improve poor attention characteristics associated with CCFS. ..
  24. Mizuno K, Tanaka M, Tajima K, Okada N, Rokushima K, Watanabe Y. Effects of mild-stream bathing on recovery from mental fatigue. Med Sci Monit. 2010;16:CR8-14 pubmed
    ..water is very common in Japan; people bathe in order to clean their bodies and to recover from physical and mental fatigue. However, there have been few reports examining the effects of bathing on recovery from mental fatigue...
  25. Lim J, Wu W, Wang J, Detre J, Dinges D, Rao H. Imaging brain fatigue from sustained mental workload: an ASL perfusion study of the time-on-task effect. Neuroimage. 2010;49:3426-35 pubmed publisher
    ..displayed significant TOT effects, as seen in progressively slower reaction times and significantly increased mental fatigue ratings after the task...
  26. Tanaka M, Yamada H, Nakamura T, Watanabe Y. Effects of pellet stove on recovery from mental fatigue. Med Sci Monit. 2012;18:CR148-53 pubmed
    Exposure to a warm environment has been reported to be effective for recovery from mental fatigue. However, there have been no reports examining the effects of a pellet stove on recovery from mental fatigue...
  27. Moeller S, Tomasi D, Honorio J, Volkow N, Goldstein R. Dopaminergic involvement during mental fatigue in health and cocaine addiction. Transl Psychiatry. 2012;2:e176 pubmed publisher
    Dopamine modulates executive function, including sustaining cognitive control during mental fatigue. Using event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) during the color-word Stroop task, we aimed to model mental fatigue with ..
  28. Ishii A, Tanaka M, Shigihara Y, Kanai E, Funakura M, Watanabe Y. Neural effects of prolonged mental fatigue: a magnetoencephalography study. Brain Res. 2013;1529:105-12 pubmed publisher
    b>Mental fatigue, manifest as a reduced efficiency for mental work load, is prevalent in modern society. It is important to understand the neural mechanisms of mental fatigue and to develop appropriate methods for evaluating mental fatigue...
  29. Lou J, Kearns G, Oken B, Sexton G, Nutt J. Exacerbated physical fatigue and mental fatigue in Parkinson's disease. Mov Disord. 2001;16:190-6 pubmed
    ..fatigue independently including general fatigue, physical fatigue, reduced motivation, reduced activity, and mental fatigue. B. The Fatigue Severity Inventory (FSI), which quantifies fatigue in general. C...
  30. Helton W, Warm J. Signal salience and the mindlessness theory of vigilance. Acta Psychol (Amst). 2008;129:18-25 pubmed publisher
    ..The results support a resource theory perspective in regards to the vigilance decrement and are in contradiction to the mindlessness theory in regards to the vigilance decrement. ..
  31. van der Linden D, Frese M, Meijman T. Mental fatigue and the control of cognitive processes: effects on perseveration and planning. Acta Psychol (Amst). 2003;113:45-65 pubmed
    We tested whether behavioural manifestations of mental fatigue may be linked to compromised executive control, which refers to the ability to regulate perceptual and motor processes for goal-directed behaviour...
  32. Cook D, O Connor P, Lange G, Steffener J. Functional neuroimaging correlates of mental fatigue induced by cognition among chronic fatigue syndrome patients and controls. Neuroimage. 2007;36:108-22 pubmed
    ..study was to use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to determine the association between feelings of mental fatigue and blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) brain responses during a mentally fatiguing cognitive task...
  33. Langner R, Steinborn M, Chatterjee A, Sturm W, Willmes K. Mental fatigue and temporal preparation in simple reaction-time performance. Acta Psychol (Amst). 2010;133:64-72 pubmed publisher
    Performance decrements attributed to mental fatigue have been found to be especially pronounced in tasks that involve the voluntary control of attention...
  34. Lorist M, Klein M, Nieuwenhuis S, De Jong R, Mulder G, Meijman T. Mental fatigue and task control: planning and preparation. Psychophysiology. 2000;37:614-25 pubmed
    The effects of mental fatigue on planning and preparation for future actions were examined, using a task switching paradigm. Fatigue was induced by "time on task," with subjects performing a switch task continuously for 2 hr...
  35. van der Linden D, Eling P. Mental fatigue disturbs local processing more than global processing. Psychol Res. 2006;70:395-402 pubmed
    ..In the current study, we examined whether working on cognitively demanding tasks for 2 h, which induces mental fatigue, subsequently had a differential effect on global and local processing...
  36. van der Linden D, Massar S, Schellekens A, Ellenbroek B, Verkes R. Disrupted sensorimotor gating due to mental fatigue: preliminary evidence. Int J Psychophysiol. 2006;62:168-74 pubmed
    b>Mental fatigue is a common phenomenon that either results from sustained mental effort or that is comorbid to a range of psychological and somatic disorders...
  37. Mizuno K, Tanaka M, Yamaguti K, Kajimoto O, Kuratsune H, Watanabe Y. Mental fatigue caused by prolonged cognitive load associated with sympathetic hyperactivity. Behav Brain Funct. 2011;7:17 pubmed publisher
    ..However, the relationship between autonomic function and mental fatigue caused by a prolonged mental load in healthy humans is still unclear...
  38. Mizuno K, Tanaka M, Nozaki S, Yamaguti K, Mizuma H, Sasabe T, et al. Mental fatigue-induced decrease in levels of several plasma amino acids. J Neural Transm (Vienna). 2007;114:555-61 pubmed
    To investigate the relation between plasma amino acid levels and mental fatigue, we measured the plasma concentrations of 20 amino acids in 9 healthy volunteers before and after a fatigue-inducing mental task session for 8 hr...
  39. Johansson B, Berglund P, Rönnbäck L. Mental fatigue and impaired information processing after mild and moderate traumatic brain injury. Brain Inj. 2009;23:1027-40 pubmed publisher
    b>Mental fatigue is a common symptom after brain injury. Its mechanisms are not fully understood and it has been difficult to find an objective way of measuring it...
  40. Barwick F, Arnett P, Slobounov S. EEG correlates of fatigue during administration of a neuropsychological test battery. Clin Neurophysiol. 2012;123:278-84 pubmed publisher
    b>Mental fatigue, a poorly understood symptom of sports-related concussion, ideally requires assessment across multiple modalities...
  41. Kennedy D, Haskell C, Robertson B, Reay J, Brewster Maund C, Luedemann J, et al. Improved cognitive performance and mental fatigue following a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement with added guaraná (Paullinia cupana). Appetite. 2008;50:506-13 pubmed
    ..comprising: Serial 3s and Serial 7s subtraction tasks, a Rapid Visual Information Processing (RVIP) task, 'mental fatigue' scale). Thirty minutes following their drink participants made six consecutive completions of the battery (i...
  42. Tartaglia M, Narayanan S, Arnold D. Mental fatigue alters the pattern and increases the volume of cerebral activation required for a motor task in multiple sclerosis patients with fatigue. Eur J Neurol. 2008;15:413-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Our aim was to assess the impact of mental fatigue on motor task-related cerebral activation...
  43. Shen K, Li X, Ong C, Shao S, Wilder Smith E. EEG-based mental fatigue measurement using multi-class support vector machines with confidence estimate. Clin Neurophysiol. 2008;119:1524-33 pubmed publisher
    Automatic measurement and monitoring of mental fatigue are invaluable for preventing mental-fatigue related accidents. We test an EEG-based mental-fatigue monitoring system using a probabilistic-based support vector-machines (SVM) method...
  44. Di Stasi L, McCamy M, Catena A, Macknik S, Cañas J, Martinez Conde S. Microsaccade and drift dynamics reflect mental fatigue. Eur J Neurosci. 2013;38:2389-98 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Mental fatigue can modulate saccade dynamics, but its effects on microsaccades and drift are unknown...
  45. Marcora S, Staiano W, Manning V. Mental fatigue impairs physical performance in humans. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2009;106:857-64 pubmed publisher
    b>Mental fatigue is a psychobiological state caused by prolonged periods of demanding cognitive activity...
  46. Lorist M, Boksem M, Ridderinkhof K. Impaired cognitive control and reduced cingulate activity during mental fatigue. Brain Res Cogn Brain Res. 2005;24:199-205 pubmed
    Neurocognitive mechanisms underlying the effects of mental fatigue are poorly understood...
  47. McMillan C, Bradley C, Gibney J, Healy M, Russell Jones D, Sonksen P. Psychological effects of withdrawal of growth hormone therapy from adults with growth hormone deficiency. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2003;59:467-75 pubmed
    ..Withdrawal of GH treatment from adults with severe GH deficiency has detrimental psychological effects. ..
  48. Zhang A, Yang H, Kong L. [Study on visual display terminal mental fatigue status based on physiological information]. Sheng Wu Yi Xue Gong Cheng Xue Za Zhi. 2011;28:1025-9, 1034 pubmed
    A visual display terminal (VDT) mental fatigue task was designed to search for the objective indicator to diagnose and evaluate the VDT mental fatigue status...
  49. Bowman S, Booth D, Platts R. Measurement of fatigue and discomfort in primary Sjogren's syndrome using a new questionnaire tool. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2004;43:758-64 pubmed
    ..Somatic fatigue was worst in RA, while mental fatigue was worst in PSS and SLE...
  50. Holley S. Evaluating patient distress from cancer-related fatigue: an instrument development study. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2000;27:1425-31 pubmed
    ..This tool is clinically useful because of its brevity (20 items), clear instructions that required no training to use, and a readability score at the third-grade level. ..
  51. Lacaze D, Sacco I, Rocha L, Pereira C, Casarotto R. Stretching and joint mobilization exercises reduce call-center operators' musculoskeletal discomfort and fatigue. Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2010;65:657-62 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, the experimental group showed significant differences in the level of mental fatigue, especially in questions related to memory Rienzo, #181ff and tiredness (p=0.001)...
  52. Stout J, Cramer J, Zoeller R, Torok D, Costa P, Hoffman J, et al. Effects of beta-alanine supplementation on the onset of neuromuscular fatigue and ventilatory threshold in women. Amino Acids. 2007;32:381-6 pubmed
    ..In conclusion, beta-alanine supplementation appears to improve submaximal cycle ergometry performance and TTE in young women, perhaps as a result of an increased buffering capacity due to elevated muscle carnosine concentrations. ..
  53. Paddison J, Booth R, Hill A, Cameron L. Comprehensive assessment of peri-operative fatigue: development of the Identity-Consequence Fatigue Scale. J Psychosom Res. 2006;60:615-22 pubmed
    ..The ICFS has a clear and stable structure that offers more comprehensive assessment of fatigue than provided by the measures most widely used in postsurgical fatigue (PSF) literature to date. ..