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Professor Chris Dickens

Professor Chris Dickens

Professor of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Health Service Research, Chair of the Mental Health Research Group. PenCLAHRC Mental Health & Dementia Theme Lead. Member University of Exeter Collaboration for Academic Primary Care (APEx). Honorary Consultant in Psychological Medicine, Devon Partnership NHS Trust.

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College House 1.04

After qualifying in London, Professor Dickens spent a number of years doing clinical medicine before completing his basic psychiatry training in Manchester. With his ongoing interest in clinical medicine he moved naturally to the interface between medicine and psychiatry. He completed his PhD on the psychiatric problems in people with chronic low back pain whilst simultaneously completing his clinical training as a liaison psychiatrist. Since that time he has worked mostly researching the causes, effects and treatments of emotional problems in people with chronic physical illness, whilst maintaining his clinical involvement in assessing and delivering psychiatric treatments to such people. In recent years, his interests in the causes effects and treatments of common mental disorders among people with long term physical health conditions, has led his research to increasingly focus on the needs of patients, practitioners and services in primary care, since this is the setting where the majority of care is delivered for people with long term conditions. This led to his involvement in 2 major programmes of work around developing interventions for people with long term physical health conditions to improve mental health outcomes (Practitioner theme of the Greater Manchester CLAHRC) and reduce use of urgent care (NIHR CHOICE programme).

He relocated to the University of Exeter Medical School (formerly the Plymouth College of Medicine and Dentistry) in July 2011 to take up the post as Chair of Psychological Medicine, where he has continued to focus on the development and evaluation of interventions to improve the management of common mental disorders in people with chronic physical illness.

Broad research specialisms

The assessment of common mental disorders (depression and anxiety) among people with long term physical health problems in primary and secondary care

Undertaking cohort studies in various clinical setting to gain understanding on:

the factors that contribute to the development of common mental disorders, in people with comorbid medical illnesses and multimorbidity, including investigations into the role of perseverative negative cognitive processes such as worry and rumination.

the impact of such depression on physical and psychological outcomes, among people with medical illnesses, particularly in heart disease and diabetes.

factors and processes that mediate the impact of depression and anxiety on outcomes, which might form suitable targets for novel interventions

Designing and evaluating complex interventions through clinical trials in primary and secondary care

Systematic reviewing and meta analysis of observational studies and trials

Qualifications

MB BS, University of London, 1986

MRCP, Royal College of Physicians, UK, 1990

MRCPsych, Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1993

MSc, University of Manchester, 1996

PhD, University of Manchester, 1999

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Research

Research interests

Depression and anxiety are common among people with long term conditions, such as coronary heart disease and diabetes. These problems not only adds to people unhappiness but are associated with adverse health outcomes, such as increased mortality, increased morbidity, worse quality of life, and increased healthcare utilisation. Consequently, getting appropriate and effective treatments for depression and anxiety to people with long term conditions has been prioritized in the NHS and healthcare systems overseas. Adequate treatment of depression and anxiety has proved challenging however due to low rates of detection, reluctance to give / accept appropriate treatments and limited efficacy of available treatments.

The aim of Professor Dickens' research is to improve the mental health of people with long term physical health conditions. He is interested in evaluating existing treatments through trials and systematic reviews, developing and evaluating novel interventions and exploring the barriers to implementing successful treatment strategies.

Research projects

  • CADENCE trial
    Depression is common in people with coronary heart disease and is linked to adverse health outcomes such as increased mortality, increased morbidity, worse health related quality of life and increased healthcare utilisation. The aims of this project are to develop, test feasibility and acceptability, and to conduct a pilot trial of enhanced psychological care for people undergoing cardiac rehabilitation
  • Reducing urgent hospital admissions for residents of care homes
    The number of urgent ambulance calls and urgent hospital admissions is increasing annually. The aim of this project is to understand processes that drive use of urgent ambulance services by care homes and their residents, with a view to developing an intervention to reduce the number of urgent ambulance calls to care homes.
  • Mapping Service for People with Dementia in the South West
    There are multiple sources of healthcare and support for people suffering from dementia and their carers, provided by the NHS, private organisations and the voluntary sector. For individuals with dementia and their families, these services are sometimes difficult to identify and to access. From the perspective of NHS commissioners and providers of services development and provision of services which integrate optimally with existing services is challenging, as it often is not clear what services are being provided and by whom. his project aims to map current services available for people with dementia and their families. We intend to develop a geographic map of services, including a description of each service (where it is based, who it is for, what services are provided, throughput of service users, and outcomes where these are available).
  • COINCIDE trial
    As part of his work in the Greater Manchester CLAHRC, he is involved in a programme of work to develop and evaluate a collaborative care intervention for anxiety and depression for people with CHD and / or diabetes in primary care. Since moving to Exeter he has remained involved in the programme despite moving to Exeter. Currently they are conducting a large scale RCT in primary care to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of collaborative care for depression, as delivered by IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapy) low intensity psychological therapists. Data collection for this trial will be completed by October 2013.
  • CHOICE Programme
    This NIHR research programme led by Professor Else Guthrie in Manchester aims to investigate psychosocial contributor to the use of urgent and unscheduled care among people with long term physical health conditions and to develop and evaluate feasibility of interventions to reduce use of such care. This programme has included systematic reviews to explore the association of depression with use of unscheduled care and to investigate the characteristics of interventions which reduce use of urgent and unscheduled care in people with long term physical health conditions. In addition, they have conducted qualitative work with health service users to gain understanding of the factors which lead to use of urgent and unscheduled care. Finally they will develop and evaluate feasibility of an intervention aimed to reduce the use of urgent and unscheduled care. This programme is due for completion in Jan 2014.
  • MIR Trial
    This HTA funded trial, led by David Kessler in Bristol, aims to evaluate the benefits of adding mirtazapine to among people who have failed to respond to first line antidepressants. This trial will run across centres in Bristol, Exeter, York and Keele.
  • STEPWISE trial
    This recently funded HTA trial, led by Richard Holt in Southampton, aims to adapt the DESMOND lifestyle intervention for people with diabetes, to make it suitable for people with schizophrenia. The programme of work will commence in October 2013 with time spent adapting the interventions and developing the training programme. Recruitement to the trial will commence in 2014 and will run over 10 sites across the UK, including Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.
  • Developing Mindfulness Based Cognitive therapy (MBCT) for people with vascular disorders.
    This NIHR PenCLAHRC funded project aims to develop and evaluate feasibility of MBCT to better meet the needs of people with vascular disorders, including coronary heart disease. This project, with Professor Willem Kuyken at Exeter's Mood Disorders Centre, relies on existing expertise within the MDC, expertise in the management of anxiety and depression among people with coronary heart disease and input from people with lived experience of vascular disorders to manualise and evaluate MBCT.
  • Adapting low intensity psychological interventions for people with long term physical health conditions.
    With Dr Paul Farrand of Exeter's Mood Disorders Centre and Sarah Harris (PhD student) he is exploring the possibility of adapting low intensity psychological interventions to make them better meet the needs of people with long term physical health conditions.
  • Investigating the role of perseverative negative cognitive process in predicting depression in people with long term physical health conditions.
    Working with Professor Ed Watkins and Leanne trick (PenCLAHRC funded PhD student) he is investigating the extent to which worry and rumination predict depression in people with long term physical health conditions.

Grants/Funding

  • 2016-2017 - £284,067 NIHR HTA 14/157/06 , Improving the mental health of children with long-term conditions (co-applicant)
  • 2014 - 2016 - £484,288  NIHR HTA - A feasibility study and pilot RCT to establish methods for assessing the acceptability, and clinical and cost-effectiveness of enhanced psychological care (EPC) in cardiac rehabilitation services for patients with new onset depressive symptoms compared with treatment as usual. CADENCE study.  (Co-Investigator)
  • 2013-2017 £1.8 millions, HTA. STEPWISE: Structured lifestyle Education for People With Schizophrenia (lead applicant Richard Holt).
  • 2013-2018 £250,000 Mary Kinross Trust. Vascular Aspects of Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (lead applicant David Llewellyn)
  • 2013-2016 £1.9 millions, HTA. Mirtazapine added to SSRIs for Treatment - Resistant Depression in Primary Care: a placebo controlled randomised controlled trial (co-applicant; lead applicant - Kessler)
  • 2012–2013 £14,412 - NIHR PenCLAHRC Determining the Feasibility and Acceptability of Mindfulness-Based Interventions in Depressed People with Chronic Physical Health Problems: A Pilot Study
  • 2008-2013 £2.8 millions Practitioner theme of the Greater Manchester Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (NIHR) (Programme Director). The programme forms part of the Greater Manchester CLAHRC funded for £20 millions.
  • 2009-2014, £1, 995,000 NIHR Programme Grant (lead applicant - Guthrie) "Developing effective strategies to reduce unscheduled care in chronic disease" (co-applicant). In this programme they aim to develop strategies to reduce use of urgent and unscheduled care by people with chronic physical illness. He leads the systematic reviews that investigate which psychosocial factors predict unscheduled care and what are the characteristics of psychosocial interventions that reduce unscheduled care.
  • 2011-2012 £28, 860 NIHR CLAHRC Flexibility and Sustainability Funding (co-applicant) Developing a mindfulness type intervention for people with long term conditions.
  • 2011-2012, £29,172 NIHR CLAHRC Flexibility and Sustainability Funding (Principal Investigator) Risk factors for non-response to conventional depression treatment among people with CHD and diabetes: a systematic review.
  • 2010-2012, £25,000, Manchester academic Health Science Centre funded pilot project (co-applicant). "NorthWest 10,000 Mood Clues project" to investigate the feasibility of collecting a minimum data set of information (genetic, demographic, medical, psychological and social) relevant to the prevention and treatment of depression on 10,000 people in the North West of England.
  • 2009-2010, £46,318 NIHR CLAHRC Flexibility and Sustainability Funding (Principal Investigator), "Psychological processes common to people with different long term conditions that are associated with moderate to severe depression" Funding for an RA to conduct a mixed methods study investigating the extent to which worry /rumination, thought intrusion and meta–cognitive belief are related to depression in people with coronary heart disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and COPD.
  • 2009- 2010 BUPA Foundation £56,580 (Co-applicant). Acute Intervention for ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Patient Experiences and Patient Related Outcomes Study. Funding to support Research Assistant and Research Nurse to complete data collection on a study to investigate the predictors of outcome in people with recent Acute Coronary Syndrome.

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Publications by category


Journal articles

Winder R, Richards SH, Campbell JL, Richards DA, Dickens C, Gandhi M, Wright C, Turner K (2017). Development and refinement of a complex intervention within cardiac rehabilitation services: experiences from the CADENCE feasibility study. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 3(1). Full text.
Alsubaie M, Abbbott R, Dunn BD, Dickens C, Keil T, Henley W, Kuyken W (2017). Mechanisms of action in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) in people with physical and/or psychological conditions: a systematic review. Clinical Psychology Review Full text.
Bollen J, Trick L, Llewellyn D, Dickens C (2017). The effects of acute inflammation on cognitive functioning and emotional processing in humans: a systematic review of experimental studies. JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOMATIC RESEARCH, 94, 47-55. Author URL.
Dickens CM, Bollen J, Trick L, Llewellyn D (2017). The effects of acute inflammation on cognitive functioning and emotional processing in humans: a systematic review of experimental studies. Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Hancock J, Matthews J, Ukoumunne OC, Lang I, Somerfield D, Wenman J, Dickens C (2017). Variation in ambulance call rates for care homes in Torbay, UK. Health and Social Care in the Community, 25(3), 932-937. Abstract.  Full text.
Richards SH, Dickens C, Anderson R, Richards DA, Taylor RS, Ukoumunne OC, Kessler D, Turner K, Kuyken W, Gandhi M, et al (2016). Assessing the effectiveness of enhanced psychological care for patients with depressive symptoms attending cardiac rehabilitation compared with treatment as usual (CADENCE): study protocol for a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial. Trials, 17 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Panagioti M, Bower P, Kontopantelis E, Lovell K, Gilbody S, Waheed W, Dickens C, Archer J, Simon G, Ell K, et al (2016). Association Between Chronic Physical Conditions and the Effectiveness of Collaborative Care for Depression: an Individual Participant Data Meta-analysis. JAMA Psychiatry, 73(9), 978-989. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ukoumunne OC, 1. Farrand P, Woodford J, Llewellyn D, Anderson M, Venkatasubramanian S, Adlam A, Dickens C (2016). Behavioural activation written self-help to improve mood, wellbeing and quality of life in people with dementia supported by informal carers (PROMOTE): study protocol for a single-arm feasibility study. Pilot and Feasibility Studies Full text.
Guthrie EA, Dickens C, Blakemore A, Watson J, Chew-Graham C, Lovell K, Afzal C, Kapur N, Tomenson B (2016). Depression predicts future emergency hospital admissions in primary care patients with chronic physical illness. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 82, 54-61. Full text.
Camacho EM, Ntais D, Coventry P, Bower P, Lovell K, Chew-Graham C, Baguley C, Gask L, Dickens C, Davies LM, et al (2016). Long-term cost-effectiveness of collaborative care (vs usual care) for people with depression and comorbid diabetes or cardiovascular disease: a Markov model informed by the COINCIDE randomised controlled trial. BMJ OPEN, 6(10). Author URL.
Tallon D, Wiles N, Campbell J, Chew-Graham C, Dickens C, Macleod U, Peters TJ, Lewis G, Anderson IM, Gilbody S, et al (2016). Mirtazapine added to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for treatment-resistant depression in primary care (MIR trial): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 17 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Farrand P, Matthews J, Dickens C, Martin A, Woodford J (2016). Psychological interventions to improve psychological well-being in people with dementia or mild cognitive impairment: Systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. BMJ Open, 6(e009713). Full text.
Gossage-Worrall R, Holt RIG, Barnard K, Carey M, Davies M, Dickens C, Doherty Y, Edwardson C, French P, Gaughran F, et al (2016). STEPWISE - STructured lifestyle Education for People WIth SchizophrEnia: a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 17(1). Abstract.  Full text.
Trick L, Watkins E, Windeatt S, Dickens C (2016). The association of perseverative negative thinking with depression, anxiety and emotional distress in people with long term conditions: a systematic review. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 91, 89-101. Abstract.  Full text.
Hudson JL, Bundy C, Coventry P, Dickens C, Wood A, Reeves D (2016). What are the combined effects of negative emotions and illness cognitions on self-care in people with type 2 diabetes? a longitudinal structural equation model. Psychology and Health, 31(7), 873-890. Abstract.  Full text.
Blakemore A, Dickens C, Anderson R, Tomenson B, Woodcock A, Guthrie E (2015). Complex interventions reduce use of urgent healthcare in adults with asthma: systematic review with meta-regression. Respir Med, 109(2), 147-156. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Dickens C (2015). Depression in People with Coronary Heart Disease: Prognostic Significance and Mechanisms. Current Cardiology Reports, 17(10). Abstract.  Full text.
Cleare A, Pariante CM, Young AH, Anderson IM, Christmas D, Cowen PJ, Dickens C, Ferrier IN, Geddes J, Gilbody S, et al (2015). Evidence-based guidelines for treating depressive disorders with antidepressants: a revision of the 2008 British Association for Psychopharmacology guidelines. J Psychopharmacol, 29(5), 459-525. Abstract.  Author URL.
Coventry P, Lovell K, Dickens C, Bower P, Chew-Graham C, McElvenny D, Hann M, Cherrington A, Garrett C, Gibbons CJ, et al (2015). Integrated primary care for patients with mental and physical multimorbidity: cluster randomised controlled trial of collaborative care for patients with depression comorbid with diabetes or cardiovascular disease. BMJ-BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 350 Author URL.  Full text.
Backhouse A, Dickens C, Richards D, McCabe R (2015). Key components in models of community-based interventions coordinating care in dementia: a mixed studies systematic review protocol. Syst Rev, 4 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Lourida I, Thompson-Coon J, Dickens CM, Soni M, Kuźma E, Kos K, Llewellyn DJ (2015). Parathyroid hormone, cognitive function and dementia: a systematic review. PLoS One, 10(5). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Abbott R, Whear R, Nikolaou V, Bethel A, Coon JT, Stein K, Dickens C (2015). Tumour necrosis factor-α inhibitor therapy in chronic physical illness: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect on depression and anxiety. Journal of Psychosomatic Research Abstract.  Full text.
Abbott R, Whear R, Nikolaou V, Bethel A, Coon JT, Stein K, Dickens C (2015). Tumour necrosis factor-α inhibitor therapy in chronic physical illness: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect on depression and anxiety. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 79(3), 175-184. Abstract.  Full text.
Keyworth C, Knopp J, Roughley K, Dickens C, Bold S, Coventry P (2014). A mixed-methods pilot study of the acceptability and effectiveness of a brief meditation and mindfulness intervention for people with diabetes and coronary heart disease. Behav Med, 40(2), 53-64. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Coventry PA, Hudson JL, Kontopantelis E, Archer J, Richards DA, Gilbody S, Lovell K, Dickens C, Gask L, Waheed W, et al (2014). Characteristics of effective collaborative care for treatment of depression: a systematic review and meta-regression of 74 randomised controlled trials. PLoS One, 9(9). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Dickens C, Katon W, Blakemore A, Khara A, Tomenson B, Woodcock A, Fryer A, Guthrie E (2014). Complex interventions that reduce urgent care use in COPD: a systematic review with meta-regression. Respiratory Medicine, 108(3), 426-437. Abstract.
Blakemore A, Dickens C, Guthrie E, Bower P, Kontopantelis E, Afzal C, Coventry PA (2014). Depression and anxiety predict health-related quality of life in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis, 9, 501-512. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Blakeley C, Blakemore A, Hunter C, Guthrie E, Tomenson B, Dickens C (2014). Does anxiety predict the use of urgent care by people with long term conditions? a systematic review with meta-analysis. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 77(3), 232-239. Abstract.  Full text.
Abbott RA, Whear R, Rodgers LR, Bethel A, Thompson Coon J, Kuyken W, Stein K, Dickens C (2014). Effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulness based cognitive therapy in vascular disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 76(5), 341-351. Abstract.
Hudson JL, Bundy C, Coventry PA, Dickens C (2014). Exploring the relationship between cognitive illness representations and poor emotional health and their combined association with diabetes self-care. A systematic review with meta-analysis. J Psychosom Res, 76(4), 265-274. Abstract.  Author URL.
Coventry PA, Dickens C, Todd C (2014). How does mental-physical multimorbidity express itself in lived time and space? a phenomenological analysis of encounters with depression and chronic physical illness. Soc Sci Med, 118, 108-118. Abstract.  Author URL.
Trick L, Watkins E, Dickens C (2014). The association between perseverative negative cognitive processes and negative affect in people with long term conditions: a protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis. Syst Rev, 3 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Harris S, Farrand P, Dickens C (2013). Behavioural activation interventions for depressed individuals with a chronic physical illness: a systematic review protocol. Syst Rev, 2 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Dickens C, Cherrington A, Adeyemi I, Roughley K, Bower P, Garrett C, Bundy C, Coventry P (2013). Characteristics of Psychological Interventions That Improve Depression in People with Coronary Heart Disease: a Systematic Review and Meta-Regression. PSYCHOSOMATIC MEDICINE, 75(2), 211-221. Author URL.
Meurs M, Zuidersma M, Dickens C, De Jonge P (2013). Examining the relation between post myocardial infarction depression and cardiovascular prognosis using a validated prediction model for post myocardial mortality. International Journal of Cardiology, 167(6), 2533-2538. Abstract.
Bird T, Mansell W, Dickens C, Tai S (2013). Is There a Core Process Across Depression and Anxiety?. COGNITIVE THERAPY AND RESEARCH, 37(2), 307-323. Author URL.
Jeeva F, Dickens C, Coventry P, Bundy C, Davies L (2013). Is treatment of depression cost-effective in people with diabetes? a systematic review of the economic evidence. Int J Technol Assess Health Care, 29(4), 384-391. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Coventry PA, Bower P, Keyworth C, Kenning C, Knopp J, Garrett C, Hind D, Malpass A, Dickens C (2013). The effect of complex interventions on depression and anxiety in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS One, 8(4). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Coventry PA, Lovell K, Dickens C, Bower P, Chew-Graham C, Cherrington A, Garrett C, Gibbons CJ, Baguley C, Roughley K, et al (2013). Update on the collaborative interventions for circulation and depression (COINCIDE) trial: changes to planned methodology of a cluster randomized controlled trial of collaborative care for depression in people with diabetes and/or coronary heart disease. Trials, 14 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Garrett CR, Gask LL, Hays R, Cherrington A, Bundy C, Dickens C, Waheed W, Coventry PA (2012). Accessing primary health care: a meta-ethnography of the experiences of British South Asian patients with diabetes, coronary heart disease or a mental health problem. Chronic Illn, 8(2), 135-155. Abstract.  Author URL.
Coventry PA, Lovell K, Dickens C, Bower P, Chew-Graham C, Cherrington A, Garrett C, Gibbons CJ, Baguley C, Roughley K, et al (2012). Collaborative Interventions for Circulation and Depression (COINCIDE): study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial of collaborative care for depression in people with diabetes and/or coronary heart disease. Trials, 13 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Archer J, Bower P, Gilbody S, Lovell K, Richards D, Gask L, Dickens C, Coventry P (2012). Collaborative care for depression and anxiety problems. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 10 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Dickens C, Cherrington A, McGowan L (2012). Depression and health-related quality of life in people with coronary heart disease: a systematic review. Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs, 11(3), 265-275. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dickens C, Dickens C, Katon W, Blakemore A, Khara A, Jackson J, Walker L, Guthrie E, McGowan L, Tomenson B, et al (2012). Does depression predict the use of urgent and unscheduled care by people with long term conditions? a systematic review with meta-analysis. Journal of Psychosomatic Research Abstract.
Bird T, Mansell W, Dickens C, Tai S (2012). Is There a Core Process Across Depression and Anxiety?. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 1-17.
Dickens C, Coventry P, Khara A, Bower P, Mansell W, Bakerly ND (2012). Perseverative negative cognitive processes are associated with depression in people with long-term conditions. Chronic Illn, 8(2), 102-111. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dickens C, Cherrington A, McGowan L (2011). Do cognitive and behavioral factors mediate the impact of depression on medical outcomes in people with coronary heart disease?. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev, 31(2), 105-110. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bower P, Macdonald W, Harkness E, Gask L, Kendrick T, Valderas JM, Dickens C, Blakeman T, Sibbald B (2011). Multimorbidity, service organization and clinical decision making in primary care: a qualitative study. Fam Pract, 28(5), 579-587. Abstract.  Author URL.
Jones GT, Nicholl BI, McBeth J, Davies KA, Morriss RK, Dickens C, MacFarlane GJ (2011). Role of road traffic accidents and other traumatic events in the onset of chronic widespread pain: Results from a population-based prospective study. Arthritis Care and Research, 63(5), 696-701. Abstract.
Coventry PA, Hays R, Dickens C, Bundy C, Garrett C, Cherrington A, Chew-Graham C (2011). Talking about depression: a qualitative study of barriers to managing depression in people with long term conditions in primary care. BMC Fam Pract, 12 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Poole L, Dickens C, Steptoe A (2011). The puzzle of depression and acute coronary syndrome: Reviewing the role of acute inflammation. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 71(2), 61-68. Abstract.
Ismail K, Maissi E, Thomas S, Chalder T, Schmidt U, Bartlett J, Patel A, Dickens C, Creed F, Treasure J, et al (2010). A randomised controlled trial of cognitive behaviour therapy and motivational interviewing for people with type 1 diabetes mellitus with persistent sub-optimal glycaemic control: a diabetes and psychological therapies (ADaPT) study. Health Technology Assessment, 14(22), 1-127. Abstract.  Full text.
Dickens C, Cherrington A, Garrett C, Bower P, Bundy C, Gask L, Coventry P (2010). Characteristics of psychosocial interventions that improve depression in people with coronary heart disease: a systematic review with meta-regression. JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOMATIC RESEARCH, 68(6), 619-619. Author URL.
Dickens C, McGowan L, Tomenson B, Cotter L, Heagerty A, Creed F (2009). Depression that starts after myocardial infarction is predictive of subsequent cardiac mortality. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 24, 29-29. Author URL.
Davies KA, Macfarlane GJ, McBeth J, Morriss R, Dickens C (2009). Insecure attachment style is associated with chronic widespread pain. Pain, 143(3), 200-205. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Nicholl BI, Macfarlane GJ, Davies KA, Morriss R, Dickens C, McBeth J (2009). Premorbid psychosocial factors are associated with poor health-related quality of life in subjects with new onset of chronic widespread pain - results from the EPIFUND study. Pain, 141(1-2), 119-126. Abstract.  Author URL.
Davies KA, Silman AJ, Macfarlane GJ, Nicholl BI, Dickens C, Morriss R, Ray D, McBeth J (2009). The association between neighbourhood socio-economic status and the onset of chronic widespread pain: results from the EPIFUND study. Eur J Pain, 13(6), 635-640. Abstract.  Author URL.
Jones EA, McBeth J, Nicholl B, Morriss RK, Dickens C, Jones GT, Macfarlane GJ (2009). What characterizes persons who do not report musculoskeletal pain? Results from a 4-year population-based longitudinal study (The Epifund Study). Journal of Rheumatology, 36(5), 1071-1077. Abstract.
Duddu V, Husain N, Dickens C (2008). Medically unexplained presentations and quality of life: a study of a predominantly South Asian primary care population in England. J Psychosom Res, 65(4), 311-317. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ismail K, Thomas SM, Maissi E, Chalder T, Schmidt U, Bartlett J, Patel A, Dickens CM, Creed F, Treasure J, et al (2008). Motivational enhancement therapy with and without cognitive behavior therapy to treat type 1 diabetes: a randomized trial. Annals of Internal Medicine, 149(10), 708-719.
Dickens C, McGowan L, Percival C, Tomenson B, Cotter L, Heagerty A, Creed F (2008). Negative illness perceptions are associated with new-onset depression following myocardial infarction. Gen Hosp Psychiatry, 30(5), 414-420. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dickens C, McGowan L, Percival C, Tomenson B, Cotter L, Heagerty A, Creed F (2008). New onset depression following myocardial infarction predicts cardiac mortality. Psychosom Med, 70(4), 450-455. Abstract.  Author URL.
Keeley P, Creed F, Tomenson B, Todd C, Borglin G, Dickens C (2008). Psychosocial predictors of health-related quality of life and health service utilisation in people with chronic low back pain. Pain, 135(1-2), 142-150. Abstract.  Author URL.
Davies KA, Macfarlane GJ, Nicholl BI, Dickens C, Morriss R, Ray D, McBeth J (2008). Restorative sleep predicts the resolution of chronic widespread pain: results from the EPIFUND study. Rheumatology (Oxford), 47(12), 1809-1813. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Dickens C, Creed F (2007). Depression and anxiety after myocardial infarction - Reply. BRITISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, 190, 273-273. Author URL.
Dickens C, McGowan L, Percival C, Tomenson B, Cotter L, Heagerty A, Creed F (2007). Depression is a risk factor for mortality after myocardial infarction: fact or artifact?. J Am Coll Cardiol, 49(18), 1834-1840. Abstract.  Author URL.
McBeth J, Silman AJ, Gupta A, Chiu YH, Ray D, Morriss R, Dickens C, King Y, Macfarlane GJ (2007). Moderation of psychosocial risk factors through dysfunction of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal stress axis in the onset of chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain: findings of a population-based prospective cohort study. Arthritis Rheum, 56(1), 360-371. Abstract.  Author URL.
Gupta A, McBeth J, Macfarlane GJ, Morriss R, Dickens C, Ray D, Chiu YH, Silman AJ (2007). Pressure pain thresholds and tender point counts as predictors of new chronic widespread pain in somatising subjects. Ann Rheum Dis, 66(4), 517-521. Abstract.  Author URL.
Gupta A, Silman AJ, Ray D, Morriss R, Dickens C, MacFarlane GJ, Chiu YH, Nicholl B, McBeth J (2007). The role of psychosocial factors in predicting the onset of chronic widespread pain: results from a prospective population-based study. Rheumatology (Oxford), 46(4), 666-671. Abstract.  Author URL.
Knight KM, McGowan L, Dickens C, Bundy C (2006). A systematic review of motivational interviewing in physical health care settings. Br J Health Psychol, 11(Pt 2), 319-332. Abstract.  Author URL.
Neves AC, Dickens C, Xavier M (2006). Comorbidity between hepatitis C and depression: Epidemiological and etiopathogenic aspects. Acta Medica Portuguesa, 19(1), 21-28. Abstract.
Dickens CM, McGowan L, Percival C, Tomenson B, Cotter L, Heagerty A, Creed FH (2006). Contribution of depression and anxiety to impaired health-related quality of life following first myocardial infarction. Br J Psychiatry, 189, 367-372. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dickens C, McGowan L, Percival C, Douglas J, Tomenson B, Cotter L, Heagerty A, Creed F (2005). Association between depressive episode before first myocardial infarction and worse cardiac failure following infarction. Psychosomatics, 46(6), 523-528. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dickens C (2005). Commentary on Who is at risk of post-MI depressive symptoms. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 58(5), 433-434.
McBeth J, Chiu YH, Silman AJ, Ray D, Morriss R, Dickens C, Gupta A, Macfarlane GJ (2005). Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal stress axis function and the relationship with chronic widespread pain and its antecedents. Arthritis Res Ther, 7(5), R992-R1000. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Chiu YH, Silman AJ, Macfarlane GJ, Ray D, Gupta A, Dickens C, Morriss R, McBeth J (2005). Poor sleep and depression are independently associated with a reduced pain threshold. Results of a population based study. Pain, 115(3), 316-321. Abstract.  Author URL.
Fletcher J, Lovell K, Bower P, Campbell M, Dickens C (2005). Process and outcome of a non-guided self-help manual for anxiety and depression in primary care: a pilot study. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 33(3), 319-331. Abstract.
McBeth J, Chiu YH, Ray D, Morriss RK, Dickens C, Gupta A, Silman AJ, Macfarlane GJ (2004). HYPOTHALAMIC-PITUITARY-ADRENAL STRESS AXIS FUNCTION - THE RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRONIC WIDESPREAD PAIN AND ITS ANTECEDENTS: a POPULATION-BASED STUDY. RHEUMATOLOGY, 43, 7-7. Author URL.
Dickens CM, McGowan L, Percival C, Douglas J, Tomenson B, Cotter L, Heagerty A, Creed FH (2004). Lack of a close confidant, but not depression, predicts further cardiac events after myocardial infarction. Heart, 90(5), 518-522. Abstract.  Author URL.
Paschalides C, Wearden AJ, Dunkerley R, Bundy C, Davies R, Dickens CM (2004). The associations of anxiety, depression and personal illness representations with glycaemic control and health-related quality of life in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. J Psychosom Res, 57(6), 557-564. Abstract.  Author URL.
McGowan L, Dickens C, Percival C, Douglas J, Tomenson B, Creed F (2004). The relationship between vital exhaustion, depression and comorbid illnesses in patients following first myocardial infarction. J Psychosom Res, 57(2), 183-188. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dickens CM, Percival C, McGowan L, Douglas J, Tomenson B, Cotter L, Heagerty A, Creed FH (2004). The risk factors for depression in first myocardial infarction patients. Psychol Med, 34(6), 1083-1092. Abstract.  Author URL.
Smith EM, Gomm SA, Dickens CM (2003). Assessing the independent contribution to quality of life from anxiety and depression in patients with advanced cancer. Palliat Med, 17(6), 509-513. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dickens C, Jackson J, Tomenson B, Hay E, Creed F (2003). Association of depression and rheumatoid arthritis. Psychosomatics, 44(3), 209-215. Abstract.  Author URL.
Chiu YH, McBeth J, Morriss R, Dickens C, MacFarlane GJ, Silman AJ (2003). FEATURES OF SOMATISATION ARE ASSOCIATED WITH LOW PAIN THRESHOLD: RESULTS FROM a POPULATION BASED STUDY. RHEUMATOLOGY, 42, 15-15. Author URL.
Dickens C, McGowan L, Dale S (2003). Impact of depression on experimental pain perception: a systematic review of the literature with meta-analysis. Psychosom Med, 65(3), 369-375. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dickens C (2002). Commentary. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 8(4), 305-306.
Dickens C, McGowan L, Clark-Carter D, Creed F (2002). Depression in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review of the literature with meta-analysis. Psychosom Med, 64(1), 52-60. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dickens C, Jayson M, Creed F (2002). Psychological correlates of pain behavior in patients with chronic low back pain. Psychosomatics, 43(1), 42-48. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dickens C (2002). The pain-depression relationship - Dr. Dickens replies. PSYCHOSOMATICS, 43(4), 341-342. Author URL.
Dickens C, Creed F (2001). The burden of depression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology, 40(12), 1327-1330.
Dickens C, Creed F (2000). Depression as a predictor of outcome following myocardial infarction. Cardiovascular Reviews and Reports, 21(9), 481-487. Abstract.
Ash G, Dickens CM, Creed FH, Jayson MIV, Tomenson B (2000). The effects of dothiepin on subjects with rheumatoid arthritis and depression (multiple letters) [3]. Rheumatology, 39(12), 1425-1427. Abstract.
Ash G, Dickens CM, Creed FH (2000). The effects of dothiepin on subjects with rheumatoid arthritis and depression - Reply. RHEUMATOLOGY, 39(12), 1426-1427. Author URL.
Dickens C, Jayson M, Sutton C, Creed F (2000). The relationship between pain and depression in a trial using paroxetine in sufferers of chronic low back pain. Psychosomatics, 41(6), 490-499. Abstract.  Author URL.
Murphy H, Dickens C, Creed F, Bernstein R (1999). Depression, illness perception and coping in rheumatoid arthritis. J Psychosom Res, 46(2), 155-164. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ash G, Dickens CM, Creed FH, Jayson MIV, Tomenson B (1999). The effects of dothiepin on subjects with rheumatoid arthritis and depression. Rheumatology, 38(10), 959-967. Abstract.
Dickens C, Jayson M, Creed F (1998). Treating depression in chronic low back pain sufferers. PSYCHOSOMATIC MEDICINE, 60(1), 130-130. Author URL.
Zeidler M, Johnstone EC, Bamber RWK, Dickens CM, Fisher CJ, Francis AF, Goldbeck R, Higgo R, Johnson-Sabine EC, Lodge GJ, et al (1997). New variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: Psychiatric features. Lancet, 350(9082), 908-910. Abstract.
APPLEBY L, DICKENS C (1993). MOTHERING SKILLS OF WOMEN WITH MENTAL-ILLNESS. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 306(6874), 348-349. Author URL.
Dickens CM, Heseltine D, Walton S, Bennett JR (1990). The oesophagus in lichen planus: an endoscopic study. BMJ, 300(6717). Author URL.
DICKENS C, WALTON S, KECZKES K (1989). OIL GRANULOMA OF THE PENIS - AN UNUSUAL ARTIFACT. CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL DERMATOLOGY, 14(4), 332-332. Author URL.

Chapters

Cleare A, Pariante CM, Young AH, Anderson IM, Christmas D, Cowen PJ, Dickens CM, Ferrier IN, Geddes J, Gilbody S, et al (2015). Evidence-based guidelines for treating depressive disorders with antidepressants: a revision of the 2008 British Association for Psychopharmacology guidelines. In  (Ed) Journal of Psychopharmacology, Sage, 459-525.  Abstract.
Dickens CM (2010). Rheumatology. In Levenson JL (Ed) Textbook of Psychosomatic Medicine, American Psychiatric Pub.
Dickens CM (2007). Depression in the medically ill. In Steptoe A (Ed) Depression and Physical Illness.
Dickens CM, Ash G (2007). Musculoskeletal Disorders. In Lloyd G, Guthrie E (Eds.) Handbook of Liaison Psychiatry, 527-546.
Dickens CM (2007). Rheumatology. In Levenson JL (Ed) Essentials of Psychosomatic Medicine, American Psychiatric Pub.
Dickens CM, Cohen (2005). Rheumatology. In Levenson JL (Ed) Textbook of Psychosomatic Medicine, American Psychiatric Publishing.
Dickens CM (2002). Cardiovascular Disease (CaVD) and Affective Disorders. In Chiu E, Ames D, Katona CLE (Eds.) Vascular Disease and Affective Disorders, CRC PressI Llc.
Dickens CM, Creed FH (2000). General Hospital (Liaison) Psychiatry. In Appleby L (Ed) Postgraduate Psychiatry: Clinical and Scientific Foundations, Hodder Arnold, 436-450.

Conferences

McGowan L, Iles-Smith H, Dickens C, Campbell M, Rogers C, Fath-Ordoubadi F (2011). THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS AND IMPAIRED HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE POST ST-ELEVATION MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.  Author URL.
Rogers CS, McGowan L, Iles-Smith H, Dickens C, Fath-Ordoubadi F (2009). 6-MONTH HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE IN ST ELEVATION MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION PATIENTS FOLLOWING THROMBOLYSIS OR PRIMARY PERCUTANEOUS CORONARY INTERVENTION.  Author URL.
Iles-Smith HM, McGowan L, Rogers C, Fath-Ordoubadi F, Dickens C, Deaton C (2009). A QUALITATIVE STUDY OF THE EXPERIENCES OF MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION PATIENTS WHO REPRESENT POST-PRIMARY PERCUTANEOUS CORONARY INTERVENTION.  Author URL.
Jones GT, McBeth J, Nichol B, Jones K, Morriss R, Dickens C, Macfarlane GJ (2008). Road traffic accidents, but not other physically traumatic events, predict the onset of chronic widespread pain - Results from the EPIFUND study.  Author URL.
Ismail K, Thomas SM, Chalder T, Dickens C, Creed E, Maissi E, Bartlett J, Schmidt U, Patel A, Treasure J, et al (2007). A diabetes and psychological treatments study (ADaPT): Preliminary results from a randomised controlled trial.  Author URL.
Jones KA, Macfarlane GJ, Nicholl BI, Dickens C, Morris R, Ray D, McBeth J (2007). Sleep and pain: Restorative sleep predicts the resolution of chronic widespread pain.  Author URL.
Nicholl BI, Jones KA, Macfarlane GJ, Dickens C, Morriss RK, Ray D, McBeth J (2007). The relationship between socioeconomic status and the onset of chronic widespread pain is explained by psychological status.  Author URL.
McBeth J, Silman AJ, Gupta A, Chiu YH, Ray D, Morriss R, Dickens C, King Y, Macfarlane G (2006). Hypothalamic pituitary adrenal stress axis dysfunction influences the risk of new onset chronic widespread body pain.  Author URL.
Gupta A, McBeth J, Silman AJ, Chiu Y, Ray D, Dickens C, Morris R, Macfarlane GJ (2005). Does reduced pain threshold at baseline in psychologically distressed subjects predict the future development of chronic widespread pain?.  Author URL.
Gupta A, McBeth J, Chiu YH, Macfarlane GJ, Ray D, Dickens C, Morriss R, Silman AJ (2005). High tender point count in psychologically distressed subjects predicts the development of new chronic widespread pain.  Author URL.
McBeth J, Gupta AA, Macfarlane GJ, Chiu YH, Ray D, Morriss R, Dickens C, Kin Y, Silman AJ (2005). Hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) stress axis dysfunction increases the risk of new onset chronic widespread body pain (CWP): a population based prospective study.  Author URL.
Gupta A, McBeth J, Chiu YH, MacFarlane GJ, Ray D, Dickens C, Morris R, Silman AJ (2005). Predicting the onset of chronic widespread pain: Improving our ability to identify those at high risk.  Author URL.
Chiu YH, McBeth J, Ray D, Dickens C, Gupta A, Macfarlane GJ, Silman AJ (2003). Low pain threshold is associated with features of somatisation: Results from a population based study.  Author URL.

Publications by year


2017

Winder R, Richards SH, Campbell JL, Richards DA, Dickens C, Gandhi M, Wright C, Turner K (2017). Development and refinement of a complex intervention within cardiac rehabilitation services: experiences from the CADENCE feasibility study. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 3(1). Full text.
Alsubaie M, Abbbott R, Dunn BD, Dickens C, Keil T, Henley W, Kuyken W (2017). Mechanisms of action in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) in people with physical and/or psychological conditions: a systematic review. Clinical Psychology Review Full text.
Bollen J, Trick L, Llewellyn D, Dickens C (2017). The effects of acute inflammation on cognitive functioning and emotional processing in humans: a systematic review of experimental studies. JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOMATIC RESEARCH, 94, 47-55. Author URL.
Dickens CM, Bollen J, Trick L, Llewellyn D (2017). The effects of acute inflammation on cognitive functioning and emotional processing in humans: a systematic review of experimental studies. Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Hancock J, Matthews J, Ukoumunne OC, Lang I, Somerfield D, Wenman J, Dickens C (2017). Variation in ambulance call rates for care homes in Torbay, UK. Health and Social Care in the Community, 25(3), 932-937. Abstract.  Full text.

2016

Richards SH, Dickens C, Anderson R, Richards DA, Taylor RS, Ukoumunne OC, Kessler D, Turner K, Kuyken W, Gandhi M, et al (2016). Assessing the effectiveness of enhanced psychological care for patients with depressive symptoms attending cardiac rehabilitation compared with treatment as usual (CADENCE): study protocol for a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial. Trials, 17 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Panagioti M, Bower P, Kontopantelis E, Lovell K, Gilbody S, Waheed W, Dickens C, Archer J, Simon G, Ell K, et al (2016). Association Between Chronic Physical Conditions and the Effectiveness of Collaborative Care for Depression: an Individual Participant Data Meta-analysis. JAMA Psychiatry, 73(9), 978-989. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ukoumunne OC, 1. Farrand P, Woodford J, Llewellyn D, Anderson M, Venkatasubramanian S, Adlam A, Dickens C (2016). Behavioural activation written self-help to improve mood, wellbeing and quality of life in people with dementia supported by informal carers (PROMOTE): study protocol for a single-arm feasibility study. Pilot and Feasibility Studies Full text.
Guthrie EA, Dickens C, Blakemore A, Watson J, Chew-Graham C, Lovell K, Afzal C, Kapur N, Tomenson B (2016). Depression predicts future emergency hospital admissions in primary care patients with chronic physical illness. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 82, 54-61. Full text.
Camacho EM, Ntais D, Coventry P, Bower P, Lovell K, Chew-Graham C, Baguley C, Gask L, Dickens C, Davies LM, et al (2016). Long-term cost-effectiveness of collaborative care (vs usual care) for people with depression and comorbid diabetes or cardiovascular disease: a Markov model informed by the COINCIDE randomised controlled trial. BMJ OPEN, 6(10). Author URL.
Tallon D, Wiles N, Campbell J, Chew-Graham C, Dickens C, Macleod U, Peters TJ, Lewis G, Anderson IM, Gilbody S, et al (2016). Mirtazapine added to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for treatment-resistant depression in primary care (MIR trial): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 17 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Farrand P, Matthews J, Dickens C, Martin A, Woodford J (2016). Psychological interventions to improve psychological well-being in people with dementia or mild cognitive impairment: Systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. BMJ Open, 6(e009713). Full text.
Gossage-Worrall R, Holt RIG, Barnard K, Carey M, Davies M, Dickens C, Doherty Y, Edwardson C, French P, Gaughran F, et al (2016). STEPWISE - STructured lifestyle Education for People WIth SchizophrEnia: a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 17(1). Abstract.  Full text.
Trick L, Watkins E, Windeatt S, Dickens C (2016). The association of perseverative negative thinking with depression, anxiety and emotional distress in people with long term conditions: a systematic review. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 91, 89-101. Abstract.  Full text.
Hudson JL, Bundy C, Coventry P, Dickens C, Wood A, Reeves D (2016). What are the combined effects of negative emotions and illness cognitions on self-care in people with type 2 diabetes? a longitudinal structural equation model. Psychology and Health, 31(7), 873-890. Abstract.  Full text.

2015

Blakemore A, Dickens C, Anderson R, Tomenson B, Woodcock A, Guthrie E (2015). Complex interventions reduce use of urgent healthcare in adults with asthma: systematic review with meta-regression. Respir Med, 109(2), 147-156. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Dickens C (2015). Depression in People with Coronary Heart Disease: Prognostic Significance and Mechanisms. Current Cardiology Reports, 17(10). Abstract.  Full text.
Cleare A, Pariante CM, Young AH, Anderson IM, Christmas D, Cowen PJ, Dickens CM, Ferrier IN, Geddes J, Gilbody S, et al (2015). Evidence-based guidelines for treating depressive disorders with antidepressants: a revision of the 2008 British Association for Psychopharmacology guidelines. In  (Ed) Journal of Psychopharmacology, Sage, 459-525.  Abstract.
Cleare A, Pariante CM, Young AH, Anderson IM, Christmas D, Cowen PJ, Dickens C, Ferrier IN, Geddes J, Gilbody S, et al (2015). Evidence-based guidelines for treating depressive disorders with antidepressants: a revision of the 2008 British Association for Psychopharmacology guidelines. J Psychopharmacol, 29(5), 459-525. Abstract.  Author URL.
Coventry P, Lovell K, Dickens C, Bower P, Chew-Graham C, McElvenny D, Hann M, Cherrington A, Garrett C, Gibbons CJ, et al (2015). Integrated primary care for patients with mental and physical multimorbidity: cluster randomised controlled trial of collaborative care for patients with depression comorbid with diabetes or cardiovascular disease. BMJ-BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 350 Author URL.  Full text.
Backhouse A, Dickens C, Richards D, McCabe R (2015). Key components in models of community-based interventions coordinating care in dementia: a mixed studies systematic review protocol. Syst Rev, 4 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Lourida I, Thompson-Coon J, Dickens CM, Soni M, Kuźma E, Kos K, Llewellyn DJ (2015). Parathyroid hormone, cognitive function and dementia: a systematic review. PLoS One, 10(5). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Trick L, Watkins E, Dickens C (2015). The association of perseverative negative thinking with negative affect in long term conditions: a systematic review. JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOMATIC RESEARCH, 78(6), 627-628. Author URL.  Full text.
Abbott R, Whear R, Nikolaou V, Bethel A, Coon JT, Stein K, Dickens C (2015). Tumour necrosis factor-α inhibitor therapy in chronic physical illness: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect on depression and anxiety. Journal of Psychosomatic Research Abstract.  Full text.
Abbott R, Whear R, Nikolaou V, Bethel A, Coon JT, Stein K, Dickens C (2015). Tumour necrosis factor-α inhibitor therapy in chronic physical illness: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect on depression and anxiety. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 79(3), 175-184. Abstract.  Full text.

2014

Keyworth C, Knopp J, Roughley K, Dickens C, Bold S, Coventry P (2014). A mixed-methods pilot study of the acceptability and effectiveness of a brief meditation and mindfulness intervention for people with diabetes and coronary heart disease. Behav Med, 40(2), 53-64. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Coventry PA, Hudson JL, Kontopantelis E, Archer J, Richards DA, Gilbody S, Lovell K, Dickens C, Gask L, Waheed W, et al (2014). Characteristics of effective collaborative care for treatment of depression: a systematic review and meta-regression of 74 randomised controlled trials. PLoS One, 9(9). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Dickens C, Katon W, Blakemore A, Khara A, Tomenson B, Woodcock A, Fryer A, Guthrie E (2014). Complex interventions that reduce urgent care use in COPD: a systematic review with meta-regression. Respiratory Medicine, 108(3), 426-437. Abstract.
Blakemore A, Dickens C, Guthrie E, Bower P, Kontopantelis E, Afzal C, Coventry PA (2014). Depression and anxiety predict health-related quality of life in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis, 9, 501-512. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Blakeley C, Blakemore A, Hunter C, Guthrie E, Tomenson B, Dickens C (2014). Does anxiety predict the use of urgent care by people with long term conditions? a systematic review with meta-analysis. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 77(3), 232-239. Abstract.  Full text.
Abbott RA, Whear R, Rodgers LR, Bethel A, Thompson Coon J, Kuyken W, Stein K, Dickens C (2014). Effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulness based cognitive therapy in vascular disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 76(5), 341-351. Abstract.
Hudson JL, Bundy C, Coventry PA, Dickens C (2014). Exploring the relationship between cognitive illness representations and poor emotional health and their combined association with diabetes self-care. A systematic review with meta-analysis. J Psychosom Res, 76(4), 265-274. Abstract.  Author URL.
Coventry PA, Dickens C, Todd C (2014). How does mental-physical multimorbidity express itself in lived time and space? a phenomenological analysis of encounters with depression and chronic physical illness. Soc Sci Med, 118, 108-118. Abstract.  Author URL.
Trick L, Watkins E, Dickens C (2014). The association between perseverative negative cognitive processes and negative affect in people with long term conditions: a protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis. Syst Rev, 3 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2013

Harris S, Farrand P, Dickens C (2013). Behavioural activation interventions for depressed individuals with a chronic physical illness: a systematic review protocol. Syst Rev, 2 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Dickens C, Cherrington A, Adeyemi I, Roughley K, Bower P, Garrett C, Bundy C, Coventry P (2013). Characteristics of Psychological Interventions That Improve Depression in People with Coronary Heart Disease: a Systematic Review and Meta-Regression. PSYCHOSOMATIC MEDICINE, 75(2), 211-221. Author URL.
Meurs M, Zuidersma M, Dickens C, De Jonge P (2013). Examining the relation between post myocardial infarction depression and cardiovascular prognosis using a validated prediction model for post myocardial mortality. International Journal of Cardiology, 167(6), 2533-2538. Abstract.
Bird T, Mansell W, Dickens C, Tai S (2013). Is There a Core Process Across Depression and Anxiety?. COGNITIVE THERAPY AND RESEARCH, 37(2), 307-323. Author URL.
Jeeva F, Dickens C, Coventry P, Bundy C, Davies L (2013). Is treatment of depression cost-effective in people with diabetes? a systematic review of the economic evidence. Int J Technol Assess Health Care, 29(4), 384-391. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Coventry PA, Bower P, Keyworth C, Kenning C, Knopp J, Garrett C, Hind D, Malpass A, Dickens C (2013). The effect of complex interventions on depression and anxiety in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS One, 8(4). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Coventry PA, Lovell K, Dickens C, Bower P, Chew-Graham C, Cherrington A, Garrett C, Gibbons CJ, Baguley C, Roughley K, et al (2013). Update on the collaborative interventions for circulation and depression (COINCIDE) trial: changes to planned methodology of a cluster randomized controlled trial of collaborative care for depression in people with diabetes and/or coronary heart disease. Trials, 14 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2012

Garrett CR, Gask LL, Hays R, Cherrington A, Bundy C, Dickens C, Waheed W, Coventry PA (2012). Accessing primary health care: a meta-ethnography of the experiences of British South Asian patients with diabetes, coronary heart disease or a mental health problem. Chronic Illn, 8(2), 135-155. Abstract.  Author URL.
Coventry PA, Lovell K, Dickens C, Bower P, Chew-Graham C, Cherrington A, Garrett C, Gibbons CJ, Baguley C, Roughley K, et al (2012). Collaborative Interventions for Circulation and Depression (COINCIDE): study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial of collaborative care for depression in people with diabetes and/or coronary heart disease. Trials, 13 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Archer J, Bower P, Gilbody S, Lovell K, Richards D, Gask L, Dickens C, Coventry P (2012). Collaborative care for depression and anxiety problems. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 10 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Dickens C, Cherrington A, McGowan L (2012). Depression and health-related quality of life in people with coronary heart disease: a systematic review. Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs, 11(3), 265-275. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dickens C, Dickens C, Katon W, Blakemore A, Khara A, Jackson J, Walker L, Guthrie E, McGowan L, Tomenson B, et al (2012). Does depression predict the use of urgent and unscheduled care by people with long term conditions? a systematic review with meta-analysis. Journal of Psychosomatic Research Abstract.
Bird T, Mansell W, Dickens C, Tai S (2012). Is There a Core Process Across Depression and Anxiety?. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 1-17.
Dickens C, Coventry P, Khara A, Bower P, Mansell W, Bakerly ND (2012). Perseverative negative cognitive processes are associated with depression in people with long-term conditions. Chronic Illn, 8(2), 102-111. Abstract.  Author URL.

2011

Dickens C, Cherrington A, McGowan L (2011). Do cognitive and behavioral factors mediate the impact of depression on medical outcomes in people with coronary heart disease?. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev, 31(2), 105-110. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bower P, Macdonald W, Harkness E, Gask L, Kendrick T, Valderas JM, Dickens C, Blakeman T, Sibbald B (2011). Multimorbidity, service organization and clinical decision making in primary care: a qualitative study. Fam Pract, 28(5), 579-587. Abstract.  Author URL.
Jones GT, Nicholl BI, McBeth J, Davies KA, Morriss RK, Dickens C, MacFarlane GJ (2011). Role of road traffic accidents and other traumatic events in the onset of chronic widespread pain: Results from a population-based prospective study. Arthritis Care and Research, 63(5), 696-701. Abstract.
McGowan L, Iles-Smith H, Dickens C, Campbell M, Rogers C, Fath-Ordoubadi F (2011). THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS AND IMPAIRED HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE POST ST-ELEVATION MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.  Author URL.
Coventry PA, Hays R, Dickens C, Bundy C, Garrett C, Cherrington A, Chew-Graham C (2011). Talking about depression: a qualitative study of barriers to managing depression in people with long term conditions in primary care. BMC Fam Pract, 12 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Poole L, Dickens C, Steptoe A (2011). The puzzle of depression and acute coronary syndrome: Reviewing the role of acute inflammation. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 71(2), 61-68. Abstract.

2010

Ismail K, Maissi E, Thomas S, Chalder T, Schmidt U, Bartlett J, Patel A, Dickens C, Creed F, Treasure J, et al (2010). A randomised controlled trial of cognitive behaviour therapy and motivational interviewing for people with type 1 diabetes mellitus with persistent sub-optimal glycaemic control: a diabetes and psychological therapies (ADaPT) study. Health Technology Assessment, 14(22), 1-127. Abstract.  Full text.
Dickens C, Cherrington A, Garrett C, Bower P, Bundy C, Gask L, Coventry P (2010). Characteristics of psychosocial interventions that improve depression in people with coronary heart disease: a systematic review with meta-regression. JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOMATIC RESEARCH, 68(6), 619-619. Author URL.
Dickens CM (2010). Rheumatology. In Levenson JL (Ed) Textbook of Psychosomatic Medicine, American Psychiatric Pub.

2009

Rogers CS, McGowan L, Iles-Smith H, Dickens C, Fath-Ordoubadi F (2009). 6-MONTH HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE IN ST ELEVATION MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION PATIENTS FOLLOWING THROMBOLYSIS OR PRIMARY PERCUTANEOUS CORONARY INTERVENTION.  Author URL.
Iles-Smith HM, McGowan L, Rogers C, Fath-Ordoubadi F, Dickens C, Deaton C (2009). A QUALITATIVE STUDY OF THE EXPERIENCES OF MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION PATIENTS WHO REPRESENT POST-PRIMARY PERCUTANEOUS CORONARY INTERVENTION.  Author URL.
Dickens C, McGowan L, Tomenson B, Cotter L, Heagerty A, Creed F (2009). Depression that starts after myocardial infarction is predictive of subsequent cardiac mortality. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 24, 29-29. Author URL.
Davies KA, Macfarlane GJ, McBeth J, Morriss R, Dickens C (2009). Insecure attachment style is associated with chronic widespread pain. Pain, 143(3), 200-205. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Nicholl BI, Macfarlane GJ, Davies KA, Morriss R, Dickens C, McBeth J (2009). Premorbid psychosocial factors are associated with poor health-related quality of life in subjects with new onset of chronic widespread pain - results from the EPIFUND study. Pain, 141(1-2), 119-126. Abstract.  Author URL.
Davies KA, Silman AJ, Macfarlane GJ, Nicholl BI, Dickens C, Morriss R, Ray D, McBeth J (2009). The association between neighbourhood socio-economic status and the onset of chronic widespread pain: results from the EPIFUND study. Eur J Pain, 13(6), 635-640. Abstract.  Author URL.
Jones EA, McBeth J, Nicholl B, Morriss RK, Dickens C, Jones GT, Macfarlane GJ (2009). What characterizes persons who do not report musculoskeletal pain? Results from a 4-year population-based longitudinal study (The Epifund Study). Journal of Rheumatology, 36(5), 1071-1077. Abstract.

2008

Duddu V, Husain N, Dickens C (2008). Medically unexplained presentations and quality of life: a study of a predominantly South Asian primary care population in England. J Psychosom Res, 65(4), 311-317. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ismail K, Thomas SM, Maissi E, Chalder T, Schmidt U, Bartlett J, Patel A, Dickens CM, Creed F, Treasure J, et al (2008). Motivational enhancement therapy with and without cognitive behavior therapy to treat type 1 diabetes: a randomized trial. Annals of Internal Medicine, 149(10), 708-719.
Dickens C, McGowan L, Percival C, Tomenson B, Cotter L, Heagerty A, Creed F (2008). Negative illness perceptions are associated with new-onset depression following myocardial infarction. Gen Hosp Psychiatry, 30(5), 414-420. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dickens C, McGowan L, Percival C, Tomenson B, Cotter L, Heagerty A, Creed F (2008). New onset depression following myocardial infarction predicts cardiac mortality. Psychosom Med, 70(4), 450-455. Abstract.  Author URL.
Keeley P, Creed F, Tomenson B, Todd C, Borglin G, Dickens C (2008). Psychosocial predictors of health-related quality of life and health service utilisation in people with chronic low back pain. Pain, 135(1-2), 142-150. Abstract.  Author URL.
Davies KA, Macfarlane GJ, Nicholl BI, Dickens C, Morriss R, Ray D, McBeth J (2008). Restorative sleep predicts the resolution of chronic widespread pain: results from the EPIFUND study. Rheumatology (Oxford), 47(12), 1809-1813. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Jones GT, McBeth J, Nichol B, Jones K, Morriss R, Dickens C, Macfarlane GJ (2008). Road traffic accidents, but not other physically traumatic events, predict the onset of chronic widespread pain - Results from the EPIFUND study.  Author URL.

2007

Ismail K, Thomas SM, Chalder T, Dickens C, Creed E, Maissi E, Bartlett J, Schmidt U, Patel A, Treasure J, et al (2007). A diabetes and psychological treatments study (ADaPT): Preliminary results from a randomised controlled trial.  Author URL.
Dickens C, Creed F (2007). Depression and anxiety after myocardial infarction - Reply. BRITISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, 190, 273-273. Author URL.
Dickens CM (2007). Depression in the medically ill. In Steptoe A (Ed) Depression and Physical Illness.
Dickens C, McGowan L, Percival C, Tomenson B, Cotter L, Heagerty A, Creed F (2007). Depression is a risk factor for mortality after myocardial infarction: fact or artifact?. J Am Coll Cardiol, 49(18), 1834-1840. Abstract.  Author URL.
McBeth J, Silman AJ, Gupta A, Chiu YH, Ray D, Morriss R, Dickens C, King Y, Macfarlane GJ (2007). Moderation of psychosocial risk factors through dysfunction of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal stress axis in the onset of chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain: findings of a population-based prospective cohort study. Arthritis Rheum, 56(1), 360-371. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dickens CM, Ash G (2007). Musculoskeletal Disorders. In Lloyd G, Guthrie E (Eds.) Handbook of Liaison Psychiatry, 527-546.
Gupta A, McBeth J, Macfarlane GJ, Morriss R, Dickens C, Ray D, Chiu YH, Silman AJ (2007). Pressure pain thresholds and tender point counts as predictors of new chronic widespread pain in somatising subjects. Ann Rheum Dis, 66(4), 517-521. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dickens CM (2007). Rheumatology. In Levenson JL (Ed) Essentials of Psychosomatic Medicine, American Psychiatric Pub.
Jones KA, Macfarlane GJ, Nicholl BI, Dickens C, Morris R, Ray D, McBeth J (2007). Sleep and pain: Restorative sleep predicts the resolution of chronic widespread pain.  Author URL.
Nicholl BI, Jones KA, Macfarlane GJ, Dickens C, Morriss RK, Ray D, McBeth J (2007). The relationship between socioeconomic status and the onset of chronic widespread pain is explained by psychological status.  Author URL.
Gupta A, Silman AJ, Ray D, Morriss R, Dickens C, MacFarlane GJ, Chiu YH, Nicholl B, McBeth J (2007). The role of psychosocial factors in predicting the onset of chronic widespread pain: results from a prospective population-based study. Rheumatology (Oxford), 46(4), 666-671. Abstract.  Author URL.

2006

Knight KM, McGowan L, Dickens C, Bundy C (2006). A systematic review of motivational interviewing in physical health care settings. Br J Health Psychol, 11(Pt 2), 319-332. Abstract.  Author URL.
Neves AC, Dickens C, Xavier M (2006). Comorbidity between hepatitis C and depression: Epidemiological and etiopathogenic aspects. Acta Medica Portuguesa, 19(1), 21-28. Abstract.
Dickens CM, McGowan L, Percival C, Tomenson B, Cotter L, Heagerty A, Creed FH (2006). Contribution of depression and anxiety to impaired health-related quality of life following first myocardial infarction. Br J Psychiatry, 189, 367-372. Abstract.  Author URL.
McBeth J, Silman AJ, Gupta A, Chiu YH, Ray D, Morriss R, Dickens C, King Y, Macfarlane G (2006). Hypothalamic pituitary adrenal stress axis dysfunction influences the risk of new onset chronic widespread body pain.  Author URL.

2005

Dickens C, McGowan L, Percival C, Douglas J, Tomenson B, Cotter L, Heagerty A, Creed F (2005). Association between depressive episode before first myocardial infarction and worse cardiac failure following infarction. Psychosomatics, 46(6), 523-528. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dickens C (2005). Commentary on Who is at risk of post-MI depressive symptoms. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 58(5), 433-434.
Gupta A, McBeth J, Silman AJ, Chiu Y, Ray D, Dickens C, Morris R, Macfarlane GJ (2005). Does reduced pain threshold at baseline in psychologically distressed subjects predict the future development of chronic widespread pain?.  Author URL.
Gupta A, McBeth J, Chiu YH, Macfarlane GJ, Ray D, Dickens C, Morriss R, Silman AJ (2005). High tender point count in psychologically distressed subjects predicts the development of new chronic widespread pain.  Author URL.
McBeth J, Gupta AA, Macfarlane GJ, Chiu YH, Ray D, Morriss R, Dickens C, Kin Y, Silman AJ (2005). Hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) stress axis dysfunction increases the risk of new onset chronic widespread body pain (CWP): a population based prospective study.  Author URL.
McBeth J, Chiu YH, Silman AJ, Ray D, Morriss R, Dickens C, Gupta A, Macfarlane GJ (2005). Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal stress axis function and the relationship with chronic widespread pain and its antecedents. Arthritis Res Ther, 7(5), R992-R1000. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Chiu YH, Silman AJ, Macfarlane GJ, Ray D, Gupta A, Dickens C, Morriss R, McBeth J (2005). Poor sleep and depression are independently associated with a reduced pain threshold. Results of a population based study. Pain, 115(3), 316-321. Abstract.  Author URL.
Gupta A, McBeth J, Chiu YH, MacFarlane GJ, Ray D, Dickens C, Morris R, Silman AJ (2005). Predicting the onset of chronic widespread pain: Improving our ability to identify those at high risk.  Author URL.
Fletcher J, Lovell K, Bower P, Campbell M, Dickens C (2005). Process and outcome of a non-guided self-help manual for anxiety and depression in primary care: a pilot study. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 33(3), 319-331. Abstract.
Dickens CM, Cohen (2005). Rheumatology. In Levenson JL (Ed) Textbook of Psychosomatic Medicine, American Psychiatric Publishing.

2004

McBeth J, Chiu YH, Ray D, Morriss RK, Dickens C, Gupta A, Silman AJ, Macfarlane GJ (2004). HYPOTHALAMIC-PITUITARY-ADRENAL STRESS AXIS FUNCTION - THE RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRONIC WIDESPREAD PAIN AND ITS ANTECEDENTS: a POPULATION-BASED STUDY. RHEUMATOLOGY, 43, 7-7. Author URL.
Dickens CM, McGowan L, Percival C, Douglas J, Tomenson B, Cotter L, Heagerty A, Creed FH (2004). Lack of a close confidant, but not depression, predicts further cardiac events after myocardial infarction. Heart, 90(5), 518-522. Abstract.  Author URL.
Paschalides C, Wearden AJ, Dunkerley R, Bundy C, Davies R, Dickens CM (2004). The associations of anxiety, depression and personal illness representations with glycaemic control and health-related quality of life in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. J Psychosom Res, 57(6), 557-564. Abstract.  Author URL.
McGowan L, Dickens C, Percival C, Douglas J, Tomenson B, Creed F (2004). The relationship between vital exhaustion, depression and comorbid illnesses in patients following first myocardial infarction. J Psychosom Res, 57(2), 183-188. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dickens CM, Percival C, McGowan L, Douglas J, Tomenson B, Cotter L, Heagerty A, Creed FH (2004). The risk factors for depression in first myocardial infarction patients. Psychol Med, 34(6), 1083-1092. Abstract.  Author URL.

2003

Smith EM, Gomm SA, Dickens CM (2003). Assessing the independent contribution to quality of life from anxiety and depression in patients with advanced cancer. Palliat Med, 17(6), 509-513. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dickens C, Jackson J, Tomenson B, Hay E, Creed F (2003). Association of depression and rheumatoid arthritis. Psychosomatics, 44(3), 209-215. Abstract.  Author URL.
Chiu YH, McBeth J, Morriss R, Dickens C, MacFarlane GJ, Silman AJ (2003). FEATURES OF SOMATISATION ARE ASSOCIATED WITH LOW PAIN THRESHOLD: RESULTS FROM a POPULATION BASED STUDY. RHEUMATOLOGY, 42, 15-15. Author URL.
Dickens C, McGowan L, Dale S (2003). Impact of depression on experimental pain perception: a systematic review of the literature with meta-analysis. Psychosom Med, 65(3), 369-375. Abstract.  Author URL.
Chiu YH, McBeth J, Ray D, Dickens C, Gupta A, Macfarlane GJ, Silman AJ (2003). Low pain threshold is associated with features of somatisation: Results from a population based study.  Author URL.

2002

Dickens CM (2002). Cardiovascular Disease (CaVD) and Affective Disorders. In Chiu E, Ames D, Katona CLE (Eds.) Vascular Disease and Affective Disorders, CRC PressI Llc.
Dickens C (2002). Commentary. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 8(4), 305-306.
Dickens C, McGowan L, Clark-Carter D, Creed F (2002). Depression in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review of the literature with meta-analysis. Psychosom Med, 64(1), 52-60. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dickens C, Jayson M, Creed F (2002). Psychological correlates of pain behavior in patients with chronic low back pain. Psychosomatics, 43(1), 42-48. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dickens C (2002). The pain-depression relationship - Dr. Dickens replies. PSYCHOSOMATICS, 43(4), 341-342. Author URL.

2001

Dickens C, Creed F (2001). The burden of depression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology, 40(12), 1327-1330.

2000

Dickens C, Creed F (2000). Depression as a predictor of outcome following myocardial infarction. Cardiovascular Reviews and Reports, 21(9), 481-487. Abstract.
Dickens CM, Creed FH (2000). General Hospital (Liaison) Psychiatry. In Appleby L (Ed) Postgraduate Psychiatry: Clinical and Scientific Foundations, Hodder Arnold, 436-450.
Ash G, Dickens CM, Creed FH, Jayson MIV, Tomenson B (2000). The effects of dothiepin on subjects with rheumatoid arthritis and depression (multiple letters) [3]. Rheumatology, 39(12), 1425-1427. Abstract.
Ash G, Dickens CM, Creed FH (2000). The effects of dothiepin on subjects with rheumatoid arthritis and depression - Reply. RHEUMATOLOGY, 39(12), 1426-1427. Author URL.
Dickens C, Jayson M, Sutton C, Creed F (2000). The relationship between pain and depression in a trial using paroxetine in sufferers of chronic low back pain. Psychosomatics, 41(6), 490-499. Abstract.  Author URL.

1999

Murphy H, Dickens C, Creed F, Bernstein R (1999). Depression, illness perception and coping in rheumatoid arthritis. J Psychosom Res, 46(2), 155-164. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ash G, Dickens CM, Creed FH, Jayson MIV, Tomenson B (1999). The effects of dothiepin on subjects with rheumatoid arthritis and depression. Rheumatology, 38(10), 959-967. Abstract.

1998

Dickens C, Jayson M, Creed F (1998). Treating depression in chronic low back pain sufferers. PSYCHOSOMATIC MEDICINE, 60(1), 130-130. Author URL.

1997

Zeidler M, Johnstone EC, Bamber RWK, Dickens CM, Fisher CJ, Francis AF, Goldbeck R, Higgo R, Johnson-Sabine EC, Lodge GJ, et al (1997). New variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: Psychiatric features. Lancet, 350(9082), 908-910. Abstract.

1993

APPLEBY L, DICKENS C (1993). MOTHERING SKILLS OF WOMEN WITH MENTAL-ILLNESS. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 306(6874), 348-349. Author URL.

1990

Dickens CM, Heseltine D, Walton S, Bennett JR (1990). The oesophagus in lichen planus: an endoscopic study. BMJ, 300(6717). Author URL.

1989

DICKENS C, WALTON S, KECZKES K (1989). OIL GRANULOMA OF THE PENIS - AN UNUSUAL ARTIFACT. CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL DERMATOLOGY, 14(4), 332-332. Author URL.

Committee/panel activities

Former Member of the NIHR, South West Region RfPB committee


Editorial responsibilities

Modifications to Mindfulness Manual for Coronary Heart Disease

  • Delivered 2012 Devon LTC module series joint training project with Dr Paul Farrand - Improving Access to Psychological Therapies

  • Co-leads (with Paul Farrand) module "Enhancing Low Intensity Treatment Working With Long Term Conditions" on postgraduate diploma course entitled Evidence based psychological practice.

  • 1st and 2nd April 2014 delivered 2 day mental health update session for GPs in the South West with the Charlie Waller Trust

  • Developing postgraduate diploma in Psychological Medicine with colleagues in the Mood Disorders entre

  • Psychiatry updates for varying groups of clinicians

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