Quick Thoughts

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.

Bristol Uni refuses to disclose how much money paid for quack therapy in SMILE clinical trial

University of Bristol refuses to disclose how much money was paid for quack Lightning Process treatment in clinical trial that remains on published.

Simon Wessely’s muddled views of the good psychotherapy trial: I. Misunderstanding control groups

Simon Wessely's continued praise of PACE chronic fatigue syndrome trial suggest he is out of touch with current standards for clinical trials.

Is the Science Media Centre briefing on cognitive behaviour therapy trustworthy?

The UK Science Media Centre offered a highly biased briefing to journals concerning cognitive behaviour therapy. Beware of sources who scream too loudly they are trustworthy.