Should we still take claims about mental health benefits of mindfulness with a grain of salt? A systematic review by one of mindfulness training's key promoters suggests maybe so.
Checking graphs in articles: Binge drinking in women dramatically increasing, while binge drinking in men decreasing.
A reminder to check tables and graphs in articles. Don’t just gloss over the valuable information they may display.
Confirmation bias in JAMA Psychiatry article concerning neighborhood-level variation in risk of psychosis
This article represents a good teaching example of confirmation bias, whereby weak findings are interpreted as consistent with the dominant view in the literature.
No, seats on the US Institute of Medicine advisory committees are not for sale, despite what the Dutch Parliament was told
How the Executive Director of the Health and Medicine Division of the IoM responded to Professor Pim van Gool, the President of the Dutch Health Council disparaging the reputation of the IoM in testimony to the Dutch Parliament.
Probing the claim a black, working-class man would have to call 80 psychotherapists to get an appointment.
Study of returned calls from psychotherapists for requests for first appointments got lots of attention in social media but were claims accurate?
Cause marketing of cosmetics to prevent suicide could mark the return of exploitation of a good cause for profit. Just as with we learned with Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon campaigns, we need to ask questions about where the profits are going and whether we should object.
Corporations purchasing expensive mindfulness training packages for corporate leadership and rank and file employees inevitably discover they do not obtain the benefits that are claimed for mindfulness. How can this become a strategic opportunity for advice gurus to sell more products?
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Positive Psychology: Theoretical integration or product line expansion?
Does combining ACT and positive psychology yield something like a Nacho Cheese Doritos® Locos Taco Supreme?
Is it raining on the suicide prevention parade to point out that promising interventions are not effective?
Why we should try to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible when getting excited about ambitious programs to prevent suicide.
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