Ever since I read this: "The General Medical Council make it clear that: "You must not make unjustifiable claims about the quality or outcomes of your services in any information you provide to patients. It must not offer guarantees of cures, nor exploit patients’ vulnerability or lack of medical knowledge. You must not put pressure on people to use a service, for example by arousing ill-founded fears for their future health." I question if the whole (b)PS approach is in breach of this code of conduct. They claim exaggerated 'recovery' rates. They claim to be experts and so therefore when telling the patient about the disease their view of the cause of the illness must be right (so exploiting vulnerable patients). They say it is the 'only way to get better' (by sticking to their regime and ignoring symptoms). And the whole premise of the CFS version of CBT surely completely goes against everything. Certainly there are several instances where 'they' have implied that CBT/GET is a cure or that CFS/ME (only using that because they do) is remediable ie curable, given that it is 'only deconditioning' according to them. Yet the NHS say: "Causes of CFS/ME It's not known what causes CFS/ME, but there are a number of theories – for example, it may be triggered by an infection, or certain factors could make you more likely to develop the illness. Suggested causes or triggers for CFS/ME include: viral infections, such as glandular fever bacterial infections, such as pneumonia problems with the immune system a hormone imbalance mental health problems, such as stress, depression and emotional trauma your genes – CFS/ME seems to be more common in some families" There is no mention of deconditioning, yet this is the theory that NICE guidelines and NHS treatments are based on.