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Father of GET?

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by Asa, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. Asa

    Asa Senior Member

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  2. sarah darwins

    sarah darwins I told you I was ill

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    LOL. Thank you for getting my day started with a smile.

    "Gonna make you an offer you can't refuse ... "
     
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    A.B. Senior Member

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    Looks like Wessely and White have taken elements from Max Banfield's approach (I did not see a precise description on this page but I'll assume it's similar as claimed), as well as Graduated Exposure Therapy (the latter for treating phobias).
     
  4. Valentijn

    Valentijn The Diabolic Logic

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    Is there anything other than Banfield's own claims to support that he created GET?
     
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    chipmunk1 Senior Member

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    who cares? These "therapies" are just common sense and won't work well for most anway.

    Banfield seems to be more intelligent than Wessley as he does not believe the root cause is psychological. I suspect the latter just views the illness as an anxiety disorder because almost anything that shows unexpected or seemingly dramatic reactions to minor stressors in absence of a known medical case is an anxiety disorder in medicine. No research or proof needed.

    They aren't very creative when it comes to this.

    So what is the standard treatment for anxiety?

    Exposure therapy. Since exercise causes (phobic -( because dramatic and medically unexplained))reactions, patients must have an exercise phobia. Logical.

    When Wessely got started the most popular treatment for anxiety was graduated exposure therapy.
     
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    alex3619 Senior Member

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    This is at least the second thread on this though I think the other one was years ago.
     
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    chipmunk1 Senior Member

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    this is probably correct.
     
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    ahmo Senior Member

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    @chipmunk1 I don't know if your sig quotes are new, or I've just never read them.

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    Psychosomatics: Destroying lives and advancing careers since 1890.
     
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    Snow Leopard Hibernating

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