Only in the late 1990's did doctors in the UK start to claim ME could be cured with CBT/Exercise, before that they just ignored you. It was better to be ignored, safer too. Now they want us in psychological rehabilitation clinics and phone our houses when we don't attend one. Indeed, the UK government threaten to take aware social welfare payments (that pay for food/heating/lighting) unless we attend.
The ME Association (and other influencial charities) never took on a sustained criticism or rejection of CBT, they never exposed the lie all over their website. They just shrugged and said well, if it helps some people with CFS, whatever. All to the massive detriment of people with neuro immune disease, people who now realise they have XMRV/MULV. People who never were going to be 'managed' or cured with CBT, and who would always be blamed, relapse, and look foolish when failing to recover with CBT....Further damaging already fragile relationships with their doctors.