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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - Critiques

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Suffolkres, Apr 14, 2021.

  1. Suffolkres

    Suffolkres Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Might be interesting

    Books: CBT: The Cognitive Behavioural Tsunami. Managerialism, Politics and the Corruptions of Science

    The Limits of CBT
    Marta Buszewicz
    British Journal of General Practice 2019; 69 (683): 304-305. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp19X704009
    The basic theme of this stimulating and thought-provoking book is a critique of CBT, in particular the way it has become the default option (when available) for anyone in England presenting to their GP with any form of mental distress. However, the analysis is much more wide-ranging and I found the overview in the first few chapters fascinating. This covers a range of disciplines — including philosophy, psychology, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, economics, and current health service management policies — nothing is spared. Interesting examples include: reflections on how the psychiatric diagnostic manual the DSM came about, initially via chaotic committee meetings; the development of CBT as a psychological therapy with outcomes which could be measured numerically and therefore deemed ‘scientific’; and the move to market economics in health, with economists like Milton Friedman asserting that a model maximising profits was most efficient, not only for business but also applicable to social institutions.
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2021
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