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Dorothy Rowe (psychologist) criticsim of CBT from a few years back.

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Esther12, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member

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    I think that she seems a bit too sure of herself on some things, but I thought that she made some interesting points, relevant to CFS and the problems which have occurred with the way in which CBT is promoted as a treatment for it. Ummm... I was going to pull some quotes out, but I couldn't really find anything that was helpful out of context.

    These aren't really informative, they're more comment pieces which might be of interest. She's critical of those taking a biological approach to mental health problems in a way that I found interesting, even if I wasn't sure that her alternative was any better.

    Dealing with Physical and Mental Illness

    http://www.dorothyrowe.com.au/articles/lectures/item/164-dealing-with-physical-and-mental-illness

    Cognitive behavioural therapy - no more than another Labour quick fix

    http://www.psychminded.co.uk/news/news2008/October08/dorothy-rowe004.htm

    Also, I stumbled upon this discussion of CBT on a forum for those with depression, with a lot of people being critical and saying that they found it patronising and unhelpful: http://www.mentalhealthforum.net/forum/thread7722.html

    There have been a few bits of evidence recently suggesting that CBT for depression may be no better than placebo. It seems to me that some of the assumptions of CBT for depression have been shown to be unfounded, but I don't really know much about this area.
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