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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

    (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:

    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):

  2. V99


    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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