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Monday, 7 December 2015

Debunking the myth of the militant minority

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
Pamela is a former accountant, recovering journalist and international cat herder, disabled and chronically sick with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia and Cervical spondylosis, fluent in three languages; English, Spanish and Rubbish. Mostly writes in the latter. She likes Genealogy, Model Railways and Cats.

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