Tag Archives: fear avoidance
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
Livets bilder blog post, by Swedish blogger, 29 October 2016: Fear and avoidance or a desire for participation? A cardinal symptom of ME/CFS is Post-Exertional Malaise (PEM): “There is an inappropriate loss of physical and mental stamina, rapid muscular and … Continue reading
In ME/CFS fear of exercise is a reasonable, knowledgeable, and learned response to a noxious stimulus
Prof Mark VanNess responds to the study published in the Lancet claiming that fear of exercise hinders recovery in CFS, in the Just ME blog: I was saddened to see the press releases regarding the ME/CFS studies from Kings College … Continue reading
Following the publication of the latest PACE trail paper in the Lancet on 13th January, there has been a flurry of media reports, many of which promote the findings as good news. Other articles counter the claims saying: people with ME are … Continue reading