Quick Thoughts

More signs the tide is turning: Vaughan Bell in The Lancet Psychiatry on routine data sharing

The PACE trial of cognitive behaviour therapy and graded exercise therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome has been enormously destructive of the campaign for open, more trustworthy science in the UK. With clear conflicts of interest, the investigators of one of the largest psychotherapy trials ever switched scoring of some outcomes and suppressed other outcomes altogether […]

The RCT of tango dancing versus mindfulness meditation for depression

If you aren't happy with your life, should you take up mindfulness meditation or some other activity – like tango dance?

RCT of a positive psychology intervention for people with newly diagnosed HIV

Should investigators burden people newly diagnosed with HIV with cumbersome and ineffective interventions?

Why I am formally requesting the data set from a Cochrane review

Why I took the extraordinary step of requesting data from a Cochrane individual participant level meta-analysis

Must original investigators get authorship in re-analyses of their shared data?

Requiring original authors to get authorship in re-analyses of their shared data can compromise the independence of how the data are interpreted.

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?

Could I critically evaluate the published results of the PACE trial without the raw data?

The small amount of data from a clinical trial that was released and reanalyzed suggests that all the data from the trial should be publicly available.

About that study evaluating mindfulness that you are reading…

We can say a lot about studies of mindfulness without even knowing which study we are discussing.