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Letters Role of exercise and CBT in ME/CFS

Graded exercise therapy for ME/CFS: finding consensus between the royal colleges, patients, and researchers

BMJ 2021; 375 doi: (Published 08 December 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;375:n3026
  1. Stuart I Brown, researcher (retired)
  1. Kinross, UK
  1. stooibrown{at}

The BMJ reports the royal colleges’ discontent with the new National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guideline on myalgic encephalomyelitis (or encephalopathy)/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), particularly regarding graded exercise therapy (GET).12 The quality of the evidence and the rigour of its assessment …

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