Cognitive behaviour therapy should be compared with placebo treatments

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7038.1097b (Published 27 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1097
  1. Jim Pearce
  1. Consultant neurologist Anlaby, Hull HU10 7BG

    EDITOR,—Lest Michael Sharpe and colleagues' paper lends respectability to the notion that the chronic fatigue syndrome is a diagnostic entity or suggests that cognitive behaviour therapy has any value specific to the condition,1 I wish to make three points.

    Firstly, the disorder that the authors treated is heterogeneous, the …

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