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CBT Won't Cure My Chronic Fatigue, Any More Than It Would Cancer – It's A Physical Illness

Wednesday 2 November 2016


From the UK's iNews:


Woman in bed
Major health bodies all recognise ME, or
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, as a physical condition.
(Photo by pexels)

CBT won’t cure my chronic fatigue, any more than it would cancer – it’s a physical illness

By Scott Jordan Harris
Tuesday November 1st 2016

The announcement of a new initiative to offer online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to teenage suffers of ME, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, has re-opened debate about whether ME is a mental illness.

The reality is there is no debate about the answer to that among anyone who understands the question. ME is a physical illness and is recognised as such by the World Health Organization, America’s National Institutes of Health, and all other medical institutions worthy of the name. A 2015 report by the American Institute of Medicine proposed changing the name of the illness to “Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease” to underline the fact it is a physical disease.


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