Tag Archives: Dr Fred Friedberg

Autonomic markers, CFS & post-exertion states

Autonomic markers, chronic fatigue syndrome, and post-exertion states, by Fred Friedberg in Journal of Psychosomatic Research Vol 127, Dec 2019, [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2019.109845]   Article extracts: A large body of evidence suggests that autonomic imbalance, i.e., hyperactive sympathetic nervous system and hypoactive … Continue reading

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Rethinking the standard of care for ME/CFS

Rethinking the standard of care for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, by Fred Friedberg, Madison Sunnquist, Luis Nacul in Journal of General Internal Medicine, Published online: 21 October 2019 [doi.org/10.1007/s11606-019-05375-y ]   Article abstract: For over two decades, the standard of … Continue reading

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Prof Hooper challenges value of CBT for ME

Article by Prof Malcolm Hooper, 15 October 2016: A response to Professor Fred Friedberg’s editorial about CBT Professor Fred Friedberg asks why cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is so vilified in the chronic fatigue syndrome community. He opens his Editorial by stating: … Continue reading

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Assessment of self-management methods for severe CFS

Research abstract: Purpose: To assess the efficacy of fatigue self-management for severe chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Methods:  This randomized trial enrolled 137 patients with severe CFS. Participants were randomized to one of three conditions: fatigue self-management with web diaries and … Continue reading

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CBT: why is it so vilified in the CFS community?

Journal editorial by Dr Fred Freidberg, 7 July 2016: Cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) is a well-established psychosocial intervention for psychiatric disorders, pain management, and stress related to medical conditions.[1] It has rarely provoked controversy, much less outright hostility. That is, until … Continue reading

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Cognitive-behaviour therapy: why is it so vilified in the CFS community?

Editorial by Fred Friedberg in Biomedicine, Health & Behavior: Cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) is a well-established psychosocial intervention for psychiatric disorders, pain management, and stress related to medical conditions.[1] It has rarely provoked controversy, much less outright hostility. That is, until it … Continue reading

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Research project to evaluate daily activity patterns and heart rate

Newswise Stony Brook University blog post, by …, 23 June 2016: Getting to the Heart of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Stony Brook researcher receives $1.5 million NIH grant to evaluate daily activity patterns and heart rate of those who suffer from … Continue reading

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Dr Fred Friedberg on the meaning of ‘recovery’ in the PACE trial

Dr Fred Friedberg, IACFS/ME President comments: In a significant development regarding the controversial PACE trial, the largest and most influential behavioral treatment trial of CFS/ME to date, a recent open letter to the editor of the Lancet was published by a distinguished group of … Continue reading

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