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'Treatments' for 'sexual deviance', lessons for CFS?

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Esther12, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member

    I'm starting this thread after having made a series of slightly OT posts in a thread about 'personality and CFS' research. I was just about to make another post there, but thought I'd move to a new thread instead. Most of the following has been taken from this thread, but I thikn can be understood in isolation: http://forums.phoenixrising.me/inde...hronic-fatigue-syndrome-a-controlled-s.19947/.

    Coincidentally (or maybe not), I've just stumbled upon this piece from Peter Tatchell which discusses Isaac Marks's use of aversion therapy. Isaac Marks was a co-author on this early Wessely CBT RCT for CFS:

    Cognitive behavior therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome: A randomized controlled trial.
    Deale, Alicia; Chalder, Trudie; Marks, Isaac; Wessely, Simon
    The American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol 154(3), Mar 1997, 408-414.

    This description of Mark's approach does rather remind me a the biopsychosocial approach to the 'management' of the sick:


    He was a founding member of BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies), which Chalder now chairs.

    Reading some of this old psychology of homosexuality stuff... it's really disgusting. A lot of the people involved went on to continue to be respected as researchers into this century.

    This section of John Bancroft's book seemed to have some lessons for CFS too:

    There's more after that which is interesting too.

    This guy's write up of himself sounds very like CFS quacks too:


    This piece is open access by Isaac Marks and John Bancroft (both mentioned earlier), on aversion therapy for sexual deviance: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1902433/?page=1

    The CFS CBT RCT I Marks was involved in is available here: http://journals.psychiatryonline.org/data/Journals/AJP/3674/408.pdf
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