Tag Archives: graded exercise therapy

Why GET and CBT are controversial in CFS

Why Graded Exercise Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy are controversial in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, by Michiel Tack in BMJ Medical Humanities blog Sharpe and Greco ask the interesting question of why cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and graded exercise therapy (GET) … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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CFS treatment ‘should be withdrawn’

BBC newsbeat report, 8 May 2019: Chronic fatigue syndrome treatment ‘should be withdrawn’ A common treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome should be scrapped immediately, according to one of the UK’s leading experts in the illness. Dr Charles Shepherd says graded … Continue reading

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