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.”
Debunking the myth of the militant minority | #MEAction