In the British media, ME activists who have opposed cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and graded exercise therapy (GET) are often been portrayed as an unreasonable, militant “minority.”
Members of the #MEAction Science and Treatment Policy and Media Working Groups have drafted this fact sheet to explain the real reasons why ME patients are opposed to CBT and GET. It’s not that we fear the stigma of mental illness. It’s that these treatments are ineffective and may actually make us worse. That view is held by more than 10,000 people around the world.
Whenever you see a journalist or someone on social media repeating these myths, you can share with them this sheet: “Why ME patients are critical of the PACE trial.”
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You can also see more reports and fact sheets or help us draft new ones by joining the Media Working Group or the Public Awareness group.
#MillionsMissing 2023: Scotland calls for healthcare education
This year, #MEAction Scotland’s #MillionsMissing campaign focussed on raising awareness of the reality of living with ME and called for education and training for healthcare professionals to improve support for people with ME across Scotland. Ahead of ME Awareness week, we put out a call, alongside #MEAction UK, to ask members of the ME community
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Thank you! This fact sheet couldn’t be more timely for me – I’ve just had a provider state that “Mayo Clinic treats CFS” and all I find on the Mayo Clinic site is CBT and GET. SO damaging!!!
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