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.
United Kingdom[edit | edit source]
Articles Explaining CBT Not Appropriate For ME/CFS[edit | edit source]
- 2015, ME Research UK Slams Lancet Psychiatry Report Advocating Exercise For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Sufferers by ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc.
Notable studies[edit | edit source]
- 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)
- 2016, Group Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention[edit | edit source]
July 2017, The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Chronic Fatigue Syndrome page has been changed to Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and GET and CBT recomendations have been removed.
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- 2001, Cognitive behaviour therapy and chronic fatigue syndrome
- 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? by Fred Friedberg
- 2018, New study questions use of talking therapy as a treatment for schizophrenia by University of Hertfordshire
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- CBT for chronic fatigue syndrome - Kings College London
- Rehabilitative therapies for chronic fatigue syndrome: a secondary mediation analysis of the PACE trial - The Lancet
- Our CBT, GET and Pacing Report calls for major changes to therapies offered for ME/CFS - ME Association
- Trial By Error: The CDC Drops CBT/GET - Virology Blog
- ME/CFS Treatment - CDC
- 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