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).

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  • 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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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.

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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