CBT & GET – Parliamentary Question



From ME Research UK.


The Countess of Mar, Chair of the Forward-ME Group and Patron of ME Research UK has raised a number of points with the Department of Health and Social Care concerning how those affected by ME/CFS can report adverse effects experienced due to participation in Graded Exercise Therapy and/or Cognative Behavioural Therapy (GET and CBT). These two ‘treatments’ are recommended by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in their ‘Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (or encephalopathy): diagnosis and management’ Guideline (CG53)
Building on an earlier question (HL8366) posed to Lord O’Shaughnessy, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care), The Countess asked specifically (HL8829) about GET and CBT –


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