Sunday, February 20, 2011

Professor Wessely: A placebo is MORE effective than CBT

The Placebo Response in the Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

By Hyong Jin Cho, MD, Matthew Hotopf, PhD and Simon Wessely, MD:

From the Section of General Hospital Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, United Kingdom.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. Hyong Jin Cho, Section of General Hospital Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, P. O. Box 62, Weston Education Centre, 10 Cutcombe Road, London SE5 9RJ, United Kingdom. E-mail: h.cho@iop.kcl.ac.uk

“Conclusion: In contrast with the conventional wisdom, the placebo response in CFS is low. Psychological-psychiatric interventions were shown to have a lower than placebo response, perhaps linked to patient expectations.”

The exact figures were: ... Read more>>

So basically Professor Wessely admits that CBT is NOT effective in CFS and crap.

# See also: If a treatment is less effective than a placebo ...

2 comments:

Just me said...

A placebo is sugar which reacts to the innate immune system. Something CBT doesn't do ...

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