Thursday, November 25, 2010

Government evaluation shows that CBT and GET are not effective for ME

Maes M, Twisk FN., Maes Clinics, Antwerp, Belgium

In 2002, the Belgian government started with the development of CFS "Reference Centers", which implement a "psychosocial" model.

The medical practices of these CFS Centers are defined by the Superior Health Council, e.g. treatment should be based upon Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Graded Exercise Therapy (GET); and biological assessments and treatments of ME/CFS should not be employed.

Recently, the Belgian government has evaluated the outcome of the treatments at the CFS Centers. They concluded that a "rehabilitation therapy" with CBT/GET yielded no significant efficacy in the treatment of ME/CFS

1 comment:

nmj said...

So gratifying when a government sees sense. Now maybe the Belgians can share their findings with the numpties in the UK ...


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