has ever suffered significant or long-term problems from a Graded
Activity Therapy (GAT) or Graded Exercise Therapy (GET) program.
And, indeed, although surveys mention numbers, they have generally not
included extra individual details. I think more examples need to be
I included a few in:
Kindlon T. Reporting of Harms Associated with Graded Exercise Therapy
and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic
Fatigue Syndrome. Bulletin of the IACFS/ME. 2011;19(2):59-111.
Free at: http://bit.ly/T3suWA i.e.
(and could have included some more from the same source)
Here are a few Jane Colby @JaneCColby posted on Twitter on Dec 27,
2012. Jane has been running the UK-based charity, The Young ME
Sufferers Trust (Tymes Trust) for over a decade:
- "Consultant paediatrician referred 2 severely ill kids to 'expert'
who set graded activity program. Children so ill he said it was a
- "A doctor in the North prescribed GET for a girl who became so weak
she had to be tube-fed for many years. He apologised. #CFSME#neuroME"
- "A doctor (now retired) used an exercise bike for a child with ME.
He apologised when, to his consternation, she became very ill as a
result." (third one needs more details)