The Rise and Fall of the Wessely School

New preprint available here ABSTRACT The Wessely School’s (WS) approach to medically unexplained symptoms, myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome (MUS/MECFS) is critically reviewed using scientific criteria. Based on the ‘Biopsychosocial Model’, the WS proposes that patients’ dysfunctional beliefs, deconditioning and attentional biases cause illness, disrupt therapies, and lead to preventable deaths. The evidence reviewedContinue reading “The Rise and Fall of the Wessely School”

Rebuilding Engel

Marks, David F. “Rebuilding Engel.” (2019): Theory & Psychology 0959354319884638. Review of: Derek Bolton and Grant Gillett, The biopsychosocial model of health and disease: New philosophical and scientific developments. London, UK: Palgrave Pivot, 2019. 149 pp. ISBN 9783030118983 The authors, Derek Bolton and Grant Gillett, have mixed disciplinary backgrounds—Bolton in philosophy and clinical psychology; GillettContinue reading “Rebuilding Engel”