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(1996) Cognitive behaviour therapy for the chronic fatigue syndrome: a RCT (Sharpe et al., 1996)

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    Free full text: http://www.bmj.com/content/312/7022/22

     
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    Skippa Anti-BS

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    What do the kids say these days...?

    Rekt
     
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    Arggh! These people are horrible! Dr Shepherd most certainly did not endorse homeopathy! What he actually said was,

    Clearly Dr Shepherd is writing that CBT likely works no better than homeopathy and similar treatments. They have completely twisted his words.

    I hope I never encounter Michael Sharpe and his pals. It would be very difficult to Keep Calm.
     
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    I don't really remember this Sharpe study, but it is a bit depressing how back then people were saying 'is it more effective than placebo/homeopathy?' and the response to that from biopsyosocial researchers over the last two decades seems to have been to just talk up the exciting benefits of placebo.
     
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    If these people were studying the physical sciences they'd never get anything done with the sort of faith they have in the placebo effect...
     
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    One of my fantasies is to let a few good scientists loose on the BPS malarkey. Physicists, chemists, biologists, math and stats, etc.

    It would be a blood bath.
     
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    On one table let's arrange some components into a circuit design and connect them together with actual wires. On another table let's just pile a bunch of components up so that it looks all electronicsy-ish. Should get a good outcome either way, right? We can call it circuit behavioral theory and train the pile of components to overcome its false beliefs about electrical current.
     
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