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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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GET for ME/CFS is not effective & unsafe – re-analysis of a Cochrane review

Graded exercise therapy for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome is not effective and unsafe. Re-analysis of a Cochrane review, by Mark Vink & Alexandra Vink-Niese in Health Psychology Open, Vol 5, issue: 2 [First Published October 8, 2018]   Review article abstract: … Continue reading

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Multidisciplinary rehabilitation treatment is not effective for ME/CFS: a review of the FatiGo trial

Multidisciplinary rehabilitation treatment is not effective for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chCronic fatigue syndrome: A review of the FatiGo trial, by Mark Vink and Alexandra Vink-Niese in Health Psychol Open. 2018 Jul-Dec; 5(2): 2055102918792648 [Published online 2018 Aug 6]   Research abstract: The FatiGo trial concluded … Continue reading

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FITNET’s internet-based CBT may impede natural recovery in adolescents with ME/CFS

Review abstract: FITNET’s Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is ineffective and may impede natural recovery in adolescents with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. A Review, by Simin Ghatineh and Mark Vink in Behav Sci (Basel). 2017 Aug 11;7(3). pii: E52 The Dutch Fatigue … Continue reading

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Expectations of recovery in severe ME could impose unreasonable, unrealistic, even fatal demands

Stonebird blog post, Mar 2017: 25% Group and Stonebird Response to BACME (British Association for ME/CFS), article on care provision for severe ME Response to BACME Working Group on Severe CFS/ME Shared Clinical Practice Document Version 1 When you work … Continue reading

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PACE trial invalidates the use of CBT & GET in ME/CFS

Article abstract: The main findings reported in the PACE trial were that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and graded exercise therapy (GET) were moderately effective treatments for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), and fear avoidance beliefs constituted the strongest mediator of both … Continue reading

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