Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Nielk, Jan 23, 2015.
They start with the unfounded, unproven and untrue pseudo-"fact" that we have a fear of exercise so everything that follows from that fallacy is also untrue.
They are relentless, aren't they?
Why can't I comment?????
If CBT made it easier to exercise, I would grab it! If I were only depressed, I would not hesitate to treat it to feel better nor have a problem with saying I am depressed.
But the reality is IT DOESN'T AND IT ISN'T.
The world is much more complicated that the advocates of GET and CBT are claiming.
Simplistic thinking like this will not help us.
did you guys read the whole article, both pages?
i thought the quotes from Andreas M. Kogelnik, Leonard Jason and Kenneth J. Friedman were brilliant!
I've developed a "fear" of reading news articles coming out of the UK regarding ME.
Yeah. I'm developing avoidance issues. I may need a new, medical journalism-focused CBT. God knows, the funding's there if they want it.
@mango I can't get into the article and was wondering what Dr. Kogelnik said?
Andreas M. Kogelnik, MD, PhD, founder and director of the Open Medicine Institute, told Medscape Medical News, "While physical deconditioning is a factor in ME/CFS patients, time and again we've seen clear evidence in practical community settings that CBT and GET can be extremely detrimental to a patient's well-being and treatment course. The PACE trial did little to address the heterogeneity of the ME/CFS population, nor did it account well for severity of illness and fragility of many of these patients. CBT and GET need to be used very cautiously."
While my comments still stand about cbc/get, I did not read the article as I couldn't access it.
How can we access the whole article. I at least want to give it a fair chance.
ETA It won't let me sign up for an account. It says email registered but haven't received an email for user name or password.
@barbc56 i sent you a convo...
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