Posts for the “Evidence base for treatments (NICE)” category

…diagnosis itself and its usefulness and validity are under question and may need discarding completely: Inquiry into the ‘Schizophrenia’ Label

by Julia Evans on December 6, 2012

The Inquiry into the ‘Schizophrenia’ Label (ISL) : ‘However, our preliminary findings show that the diagnosis itself and its usefulness and validity are under question and may need discarding completely. The (…)

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Jumbled thoughts following the Alliance for Counselling and Psychotherapy’s rally

by Julia Evans on December 3, 2012

These are subjective impressions – they are my way of making sense of the conversations during yesterday’s Alliance’s (Strap line: Supporting diversity, responsibility, autonomy and innovation in the psychological therapies) rally: (…)

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Comments on the commissioning of IAPT+

by Arthur Musgrave on December 1, 2012

This is my concerned account of the local (Bristol and South Gloucestershire) introduction of IAPT+ (Increased Access to Psychology Therapies – Plus) at the beginning of November. Although an improvement (…)

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The unholy alliance between the Government (NHS Commissioning Boards) & its preferred suppliers of Wellbeing or Mental Health

by Julia Evans on November 26, 2012

One of the Government Risk-Free suppliers, touts for more business to maximise his profits This is how outcome measurements totally inappropriately drive a business, sucking Government funding away from practitioners (…)

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Comparison of cognitive-behaviour therapy with psychoanalytic and psychodynamic therapy for depressed patients – A three-year follow-up study : Dorothea Huber, Johannes Zimmermann, Gerhard Henrich, Guenther Klug : 17th November 2012

by Julia Evans on November 17, 2012

Published in German : Vergleich von kognitiver Verhaltenstherapie mit analytischer und tiefenpsychologisch fundierter Psychotherapie bei depressiven Patienten – Eine Dreijahreskatamnese-Studie : Z Psychosom Med Psychother 58, p299–316 : 2012 Published (…)

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I would love to meet you at ‘The Future of Counselling & Psychotherapy : Rally & Conference’ 2nd December 2012 in London N17

by Julia Evans on November 10, 2012

Dear Alliance  Supporters, Are You Coming To Our Conference? Sunday 2nd December 2012 From 9.30am at the Selby Centre, London N17 8JL Location: The Selby Centre  is a former Tottenham secondary (…)

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Letter to the Guardian: Cut-price therapy and the trauma underlying mental ill health

by Julia Evans on November 8, 2012

Some more on taint or stigma and the Government’s use of power. My recent posting is also relevant, available here The pot (HM’s Opposition party) calls the kettle (Celebrity culture) (…)

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The pot (HM’s Opposition party) calls the kettle (Celebrity culture) black & its relation to the Government’s production of taint in its clinic of Mental Health: 2 new posts: Reminder – conference on current issues on Sunday December 2nd

by Julia Evans on November 1, 2012

A)  details of two new posts on LacanianWorks B) A reminder of the conference on 2nd December 2012 which is about finding a way forward. C) A reminder of your  (…)

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Tribute to Thomas Szasz (April 15th 1920 – September 8th 2012)

by Julia Evans on October 18, 2012

Available here Thomas Stephen Szasz, M.D., 92, died at his home in Manlius, N.Y. on September 8, 2012. He was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1920, and emigrated to the (…)

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Do the ‘evidence-based’ results of brain scanning debunk Freud both scientifically and in the clinic?

by Julia Evans on September 5, 2012

  My attention was caught this morning by a report by Tom Feilden on the BBC Today programme, titled ‘How neuroscience could help explain human emotions’[i]. ‘So what?’, I hear (…)

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