Hello everyone, I'm doing some research which may or may not lead to writing an article. When reading old newspaper articles from The Netherlands, I came across a 2003 piece featuring Judith Prins and Gijs Bleijenberg. Apart from the usual tripe, they make the claim that due to their CBT, patients that were mostly bedridden for years, and only did the "highly necessary" things, like washing and dressing, themselves, were able to go shopping a couple of times a week, go to the tennis court instead of walking, read the newspaper or a book, go on a visit, and eventually play tennis for 45 minutes a couple of times a week, and start a new education. And this miraculous result was apparently achieved regularly. Within six months. By among other things taking away their beds if they were in the living room and making them move around doing GET (which in The Netherlands is part of CBT). (Apparently at the time I have missed the hordes of recovered tennis enthusiasts myself. They mention tennis three times in this short bit btw, a really odd fixation.) While I'm quite sure I know the answer , I wanted to run this by you, as a group that's familiar with a lot of the research papers, including the Wesseley School produced journal filler. Are there any "chronic fatigue=chronic fatigue syndrome" bps style publications in journals that claim such extraordinary concrete results? I know they're usually vague, based on subjective outcomes and "perception" and such; Prins and Bleijenberg try to throw a smokescreen over non-recovery in the bit immediately preceding this part. I also know they usually seem to steer clear of severely ill patients for their research papers. Regarding those, I only know about the FINE trial that included some bedridden and home-bound patients, but apart from that I'm not aware of any others. I also know that this is actually being done to severely ill people in practice, but I've never read anything "official" about it. Apart from my question and off topic: thank you all for your contributions to this forum. I'm reading it often, and find myself informed, amused and at times comforted (because I feel less isolated). It's also a goldmine for research purposes. I'm really glad it exists, I wish it did 20 years ago. May this find you all on a relatively good day.