Disputed therapies for myalgic encephalomyelitis abandoned – Times Article

August 17, 2021


Sean O’Neill Tuesday, 17 August 2021 

The Times has an article covering the new NICE guidelines on ME/CFS and states that GET and CBT will no longer be recommended as a treatment to Doctors. The article covers NICE's view that the research used to promote these treatments were flawed.

The full article is available here.

Doctors will be told this week to stop recommending two controversial treatments for the debilitating condition myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) in a move which will provoke an angry backlash from the medical profession. 

The guidelines will also emphasise the importance of early diagnosis, doctors believing their patients and better access to disability aids, including blue badges for motorists with ME. 

Nice’s fresh analysis of dozens of clinical trials which claimed success for the use of the therapies has judged them as being of “low” or “very low” quality. 

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