Recent interviews with three founders of ACT make little reference to evidence, but a lot of reaching for roles as gurus, not as trainers in an evidence-based therapy.
Let’s get the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to stop publicizing junk studies of acupuncture for symptoms of autism intended to exploit parents NOW. Changes are ordered by Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI) in the Facebook Page advertising acupuncture for autism. Yet, an enterprising journal editor got the AAAS’s […]
Rosanne Cash: Resisting a diagnosis of medically unexplained symptoms, being found to have a brain tumor
Before being receiving surgery for a brain tumor, singer Rosanne Cash had to stand her ground against the false authority of professionals and quacks.
What can we learn from an expensive but futile trial of interventions to improve child mental health?
Why is no one speaking out against wasteful mental health interventions in schools that are already underfunded and lacking in mental health services?
Investigating exaggerated claims in the media about an article on mental health and suicidal thoughts and airline pilots I discovered the source of the distortions were the original article.
What should be done about the MEGA (ME/CFS Epidemiology and Genetics Alliance) project? Concerns and response
The MEGA (ME/CFS Epidemiology and Genetics Alliance) promises to be an extremely important scientific project, but important issues remain before patients can comfortably participate.
Updated May 22, 2016. I have added an opening summary, as well as a few links for readers who may want to learn more about IBS as a physical health problem about which we are learning a lot, not a mental health issue. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has symptoms in common with other physical conditions. […]
A recent failure to correct a systematic review and meta-analysis demonstrates that Cochrane’s problem with conflict of interest is multilayered. Cochrane enlists thousands of volunteers committed to the evaluation of evidence independent of the interests of the investigators who conducted trials. Cochrane is vigilant in requiring declaration of conflicts of interest but is inconsistent in […]
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