Tag Archives: cognitive behavioural therapy

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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Internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy for chronic health conditions: a systematic review & meta-analysis

Internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy for chronic health conditions: a systematic review and meta-analysis, by Swati Mehta, Vanessa A Peynenburg, Heather D Hadjistavropoulos in Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 1 November 2018 [Preprint] Review abstract: This systematic review and meta-analysis aims to evaluate the effectiveness of internet-delivered … 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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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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1,000 signatures in 12 hours! e-petition to remove GET & CBT from NICE guidance immediately

Change.org petition, started by Robin Brown, 23 Feb 2017: Stop harming ME/CFS patients – take CBT/GET out of NICE guidelines NOW Robin Brown started this petition to Director, Centre for Guidelines, NICE & director Prof. Mark Baker NICE has promised to … Continue reading

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An analysis of Dutch studies confirms CBT with a GA protocol is not effective for CFS & ME

Research abstract: An analysis of Dutch hallmark studies confirms the outcome of the PACE trial: cognitive behaviour therapy with a graded activity protocol is not effective for chronic fatigue syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, by FNM. Twisk and LAMM Corsius in General … Continue reading

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Rethinking the treatment of CFS – a reanalysis & evaluation of findings from a recent major trial of graded exercise and CBT

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 Wilshire, Tom Kindlon, Robert Courtney, Alem Matthees, David Tuller, Keith Geraghty and Bruce Levin [Preprint … Continue reading

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