Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Written question – HL7468
Asked by The Countess of Mar
Asked on: 01 May 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the recovery rates of patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis who have received treatment under the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme.
Answered by: Lord O’Shaughnessy
Answered on: 15 May 2018
This information is not available
Whatever happened to evidence based CBT?
Dr Mike Scott
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I think CBT stopped being evidence based treatment years ago, preferring it seems to be politically based instead!
what do u think marked the change?
Unfortunately it seems the investment made by leading researchers in IAPT and synonymously CBT has had a lot to do with this I feel. I think it’s fair to say there had always been a gap between theory and practise eg BABCP promotion of CBT, but in more recent years (last 8 -10 yrs I’d guess) , this has worsened. I guess there are many reasons for this, the most obvious is the prevailing trend for ‘the big guns’ promoting new models (so called third wave) as opposed to further establishing or developing evidence based approaches that currently exist within CBT.
To the extent that there seems now a culture whereby what is often produced in research literature journals seems (to me at any rate) dare I say irrelevant, or at best unbelievable to the average clinician’s experience of working ‘on the shop floor’.