Monday, December 26, 2011

Prof Wessely continues to promote graded exercise therapy despite all the evidence against its use in ME because of the detrimental effects it has on the health of ME patients

If you fancy to read his delightful comments about the ME/ CFS PACE trial that deliberately used the Oxford criteria

to exclude the patients that were supposed to be in the trial, then scroll to page 10, but make sure you've got a bucket ready.

See also: Cerebrospinal fluid profiles can differentiate between Lyme disease, ME/CFS and healthy controls
See also: The main characteristic of ME is an abnormally delayed muscle recovery after doing trivial things, if you don't have that, you don't have ME
See also: GET (graded exercise therapy) is torture for ME patients and directly contravenes the do NO Harm principle of the GMC
See also: Harvard Medical School: EEG spectral coherence data distinguish chronic fatigue syndrome patients from healthy controls and depressed patients

See also: Post-exercise acid exposure 50 times higher in ME/CFS patients vs healthy controls, with no reduction with repeat exercise
See also: Jan 2011, Spanish study shows that CBT and GET make things WORSE in ME/CFS !!!

See also: Journal for Psychotherapy 2011: CBT and GET are ineffective and potentially harmful for many ME/CFS patients

See also: Tom Kindlon's paper: "Reporting of Harms Associated with Graded Exercise Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome"
See also: Pacific Labs in California (Snell, Stevens et al): it is dangerous to put patients with M.E. through a graded exercise program

1 comment:

AlphaHusky said...


Thank you so much for the very much needed belly laugh with the cartoon!


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