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(old) Brief CBT from non-specialists ineffective (from a 2002 JoCFS study)

Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by Dolphin, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    (I was going to challenge this on the CAA thread but that has over 1000 posts so I think a lot of people might never see it.)

    Teejkay highlighted the following:

    http://cme.medscape.com/viewarticle/581527_5

    As I’ve mentioned before, CBT isn’t a coping strategy.

    (From the Canadian ME/CFS Guidelines Overview)

    Anyway, one reason CBT can be mentioned in educational material is because it’s seen as “evidence-based”.

    However, CBT given by family physicians/general practitioners isn’t “evidence-based” (i.e. even those who are into CBT for CFS don’t claim CBT from a family physicians/general practitioner is “evidence-based”).

    Here is a study on the issue (it may get forgotten about sometimes as it isn't in PubMed):

    http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a903592583&db=all

  2. V99

    V99 *****

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    Thanks TOMK

    Also, even if it were a coping stategy, why would they assume that everyone would need to be taught how to manage activity levels, stress, etc. Many will do this already.

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