Cognitive behavioral therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that is used as a management technique for a wide range of life-altering events, including serious and/or chronic illness such as cancer and multiple sclerosis. In these contexts, it helps patients to adapt to their health condition.
This video shows excerpts from a British training video. CBT is offered (free of charge) to patients by the British National Health Service (NHS).
Articles Explaining CBT Not Appropriate For ME/CFS
- 2016, Group Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- 2009, A review on cognitive behavorial therapy (CBT) and graded exercise therapy (GET) in myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) / chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS): CBT/GET is not only ineffective and not evidence-based, but also potentially harmful for many patients with ME/CFS (Frank Twisk)
Centers for Disease Control
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Wikipedia
- 2013, Wiley - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Part Two. Specific Disorders (Trudie Chalder)
- 2016, Editorial: Cognitive-behavior therapy: why is it so vilified in the chronic fatigue syndrome community? (written by Fred Friedberg)
- 2001, Cognitive behaviour therapy and chronic fatigue syndrome
- "CBT for chronic fatigue syndrome"
- "The Lancet Psychiatry: Rehabilitative therapies for chronic fatigue syndrome: a secondary mediation analysis of the PACE trial"
- "Our CBT, GET and Pacing Report calls for major changes to therapies offered for ME/CFS"
- "ProHealth: The Chokehold Behavioral Treatments Have on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome"
- "ME Association: No decisions about me without me"
- "Research UK Slams Lancet Psychiatry Report Advocating Exercise for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Sufferers"
- Trial By Error: The CDC Drops CBT/GET - Virology Blog
- Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Friedberg, Fred. (2016). Cognitive-behavior therapy: why is it so vilified in the chronic fatigue syndrome community? Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 4 (3):127-131. doi:10.1080/21641846.2016.1200884 Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21641846.2016.1200884