Alicia Deale

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Dr Alicia Deale is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and researcher, and has been based at the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (CADAT) at King's College London in the United Kingdom since 1999.[1] Dr Deale's research has been very influential in the UK; her research on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) was key evidence used by NICE to justify recommending CBT as an "evidence-based" treatment for patients within the British National Health Service (NHS).

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 1997, Cognitive behavior therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome: a randomized controlled trial.[2](Full text)
  • 1998, Illness beliefs and treatment outcome in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome[3](Abstract)
  • 2001, Patients' perceptions of medical care in chronic fatigue syndrome[4](Abstract)

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  1. King's College London. "Alicia Deale - Research Portal". kclpure.kcl.ac.uk. Retrieved Feb 21, 2019. 
  2. Deale, A.; Chalder, T.; Marks, I.; Wessely, S. (Mar 1997). "Cognitive behavior therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome: a randomized controlled trial" (PDF). The American Journal of Psychiatry. 154 (3): 408–414. doi:10.1176/ajp.154.3.408. ISSN 0002-953X. PMID 9054791. 
  3. Deale, A.; Chalder, T.; Wessely, S. (Jul 1998). "Illness beliefs and treatment outcome in chronic fatigue syndrome". Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 45 (1): 77–83. ISSN 0022-3999. PMID 9720857. 
  4. Deale, A.; Wessely, S. (Jun 2001). "Patients' perceptions of medical care in chronic fatigue syndrome". Social Science & Medicine (1982). 52 (12): 1859–1864. ISSN 0277-9536. PMID 11352411. 

cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) - A type of psychotherapy geared toward modifying alleged unhealthy thinking, behaviors or illness beliefs. One of the treatment arms used in the controversial PACE trial.

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct disease.

randomized controlled trial (RCT) - A trial in which participants are randomly assigned to two groups, with one group receiving the treatment being studied and a control or comparison group receiving a sham treatment, placebo, or comparison treatment.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct disease.

somatic symptom disorder - A psychiatric term to describe an alleged condition whereby a person's thoughts somehow cause physical symptoms. The actual existence of such a condition is highly controversial, due to a lack of scientific evidence. It is related to other psychiatric terms, such as "psychosomatic", "neurasthenia", and "hysteria". Older terms include "somatization", "somatoform disorder", and "conversion disorder". Such terms refer to a scientifically-unsupported theory that claims that a wide range of physical symptoms can be created by the human mind, a theory which has been criticized as "mind over matter" parapsychology, a pseudoscience. Although "Somatic Symptom Disorder" is the term used by DSM-5, the term "Bodily Distress Disorder" has been proposed for ICD-11. (Learn more: www.psychologytoday.com)

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