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Some doctors still believe that CFS/ME is mostly in the mind, a view that was supported by the influential PACE study. Now the researchers have been forced to reveal that they had inflated the figures
Sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are not getting the proper treatment. The standard approach these days is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)—known as the ‘talking therapy’, which implies the problem is mainly in the sufferer’s head—but this is based on a landmark study whose results were falsified, it has been revealed this week.
Researchers of a controversial study, which had effectively implied that chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is ‘all in the mind’, have been forced by a tribunal to release their data so that independent researchers can assess their findings.