Tag Archives: CBT

Assessment of the scientific rigour of randomized controlled trials on the effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy & graded exercise therapy for patients with ME/CFS: a systematic review

Assessment of the scientific rigour of randomized controlled trials on the effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy and graded exercise therapy for patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome: A systematic review, by SA Ahmed, JC Mewes, HJM Vrijhoef in Journal of Health … Continue reading

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Cognitive behavioural therapy for ME/CFS is not effective. Re-analysis of a Cochrane review

Cognitive behavioural therapy for ME/CFS is not effective. Re-analysis of a Cochrane review, by Mark Vink and Alexandra Vink-Niese in Health Psychology Open Review abstract: Analysis of the 2008 Cochrane review of cognitive behavioural therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome shows … Continue reading

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The ‘cognitive behavioural model’ of CFS: critique of a flawed model

The ‘Cognitive Behavioural Model’ of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: critique of a flawed model, by Keith Geraghty, Leonard Jason, Madison Sunnquist, David Tuller, Charlotte Blease & Charles Adeniji in Journal of Health Psychology,  April 23 2019   Review abstract: Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic … Continue reading

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Challenging claims that fearful avoidance beliefs about activity in ME & CFS can be targeted with CBT/GET.

Cognitive-behavorial and graded exercise therapies for chronic fatigue (syndrome) are associated with lower levels of work/school attendance, by Frank N M Twisk in J Behav Med [Published online 28 March 2019] Psychological and demographic factors associated with fatigue and social … Continue reading

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CBT & GET are ‘unsuitable treatments or management approaches for ME/CFS’

The results of the Forward ME and Oxford Brookes University patient survey on CBT and GET in ME/CFS have been published. 2,274 people with ME/CFS of all ages responded to the online survey with their experiences of cognitive behavioural therapy and/or … Continue reading

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CBT & GET patient survey – ends 31 Jan 2019

CBT and GET Patient Survey Forward ME has launched a survey, having been asked by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to gather evidence and experiences of Graded Exercise Therapy (GET) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). NICE … Continue reading

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Science journal to withdraw chronic fatigue review amid patient activist complaints

Exclusive: Science journal to withdraw chronic fatigue review amid patient activist complaints, by Kate Kelland in Science news blog, 17 October 2018 LONDON, Oct 17 (Reuters) – A respected science journal is to withdraw a much-cited review of evidence on an … Continue reading

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AfME apologises for its role in the PACE trial & clarifies its change of position

Action for M.E. statement on: The PACE trial and behavioural treatments for M.E. On 29th August 2018 Action for ME published a statement explaining the charity’s role in the PACE trial and apologising for their role in contributing to the … Continue reading

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Checking our blind spots: current status of research evidence summaries in ME/CFS

Checking our blind spots: current status of research evidence summaries in ME/CFS, by Todd E Davenport, Staci R Stevens, J Mark VanNess, Jared Stevens, Christopher R Snell in British Journal of Sports Medicine, July 2018 Editorial: The evidence-based practice (EBP) … Continue reading

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Rethinking the treatment of CFS – a reanalysis of the PACE trial

Research abstract: Rethinking the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome—a reanalysis and evaluation of findings from a recent major trial of graded exercise and CBT by Carolyn E. Wilshire, Tom Kindlon, Robert Courtney, Alem Matthees, David Tuller, Keith Geraghty and Bruce … Continue reading

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