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Dr David Tuller: My Letter to Senior Author of Norway’s CBT-Music Therapy Study


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Trial By Error: My Letter to Senior Author of Norway’s CBT-Music Therapy Study
22 MAY 2020
By David Tuller, DrPH
In the past week, I have written three posts about a Norwegian study of cognitive behavior therapy plus music therapy for adolescents with chronic fatigue after acute Epstein-Barr virus infection–an illness known as mononucleosis in the US and glandular fever in the UK. The corresponding author of the study is Vegard Bruun Wyller, a professor at the University of Oslo’s Institute of Clinical Medicine.
Professor Wyller is also involved with a planned Norwegian trial of the Lightning Process, which has stirred up controversy and led to misinformed coverage in Dagbladet, a major news organization. On Thursday, I sent a letter to Professor Wyller inviting him to respond to my concerns on Virology Blog.I have posted the first letter below.

I also sent a letter to Dagbladet in which I noted, among other things, that the reporter forgot to include my Berkeley position and academic credentials. I will give the news organization a bit of time to publish the letter before posting it myself.
Dear Professor Wyller–

I am an investigative journalist and an academic fellow at the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. I frequently write about research in the domains of CFS, ME and other so-called medically unexplained symptoms. Much of my work appears on Virology Blog, a science site hosted by Professor Vincent Racaniello, a microbiologist at Columbia University. (I have cc’d Professor Racaniello on this e-mail.)...........