You were the victim of manipulative lies. They are entirely to blame. I hope you don't blame yourself in any way for being their victim. Congratulate yourself for being able to escape their net and see through their lies now.
I hope you might find a way to include the knock on effect on those of us who haven't done one of the official versions, but who have acted on the recommendations of these treatments by NICE and by GP's by trying to gradually increase our activity and ignore our symptoms.
I and many others have been harmed by this secondary effect and by the publicity which implied all we have to do is exercise more to get better and the disbelief from family friends and doctors.
However, I can see that this would be much harder to quantify, and the study should rightly focus on those directly harmed by undergoing the treatments.
That is true, but also..the fact that if there is a problem in the brain/nervous system sending signals, then by their own analogy..that actually is a "hardware" problem?! Since when is the brain and nerves not a physical organ?! If the brain is having trouble sending signals, then that's a physical problem. Their software/hardware logic is one of the weirdest pieces of "science" I've ever come across.
Which can just as validly be reversed to "So, when there is a problem with the ‘hardware’ (i.e. the physical body) there is not much point in looking at the software (i.e. the body systems) to try to fix it."