GET This! NICE Pulls the Plug on Graded Exercise Therapy and CBT asTreatments for ME/CFS

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Who would have thought? We knew that National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) – the executive branch in the U. responsible for producing treatment guidelines – was reconsidering its guidelines for ME (ME/CFS, chronic fatigue syndrome). Still, it came as a surprise when its draft guidance made explicit what people with ME/CFS have known for so long: that neither CBT nor graded exercise therapy (GET) is “a treatment or cure for ME/CFS”. NICE went on to say GET “should not be presumed to be safe for those with this disabling and often neglected illness.”

https://www.healthrising.org/blog/2020/11/13/nice-discards-graded-exercise-therapy-cbt-treatment-chronic-fatigue-syndrome/

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