A widely cited meta analysis of mindfulness based stress reduction for cancer patients actually shows little evidence of effectiveness.
Mindfulness-based stress reduction has not been shown to be effective for insomnia. This study does not change that assessment.
Promoters of mindfulness-based stress reduction(MBSR) as a cure for all that ails to be clear that effects MBSR on the immune system and the course and outcome of cancer are not established
This systematic review is honest. It found low quality evidence for a small short term improvement of pain and quality of life after MBSR for fibromyalgia, when compared to usual care or active control interventions. No evidence was found for long-term effects.
PLOS One allows authors of experimercial undeclared conflicts of interest, restrictions on access to data
While checking what PLOS One had done to address my complaints about authors’ repeated undeclared conflicts of interest, I made some troubling discoveries. The PLOS One Academic Editor for one of the papers was from Harvard Medical School, the same as the offending authors. PLOS One had agreed to absurd restrictions on the availability of […]
Psychologists get continued education credit for learning quack methods of mind control over aging and cancer
The scandal of useless and even harmful continued education credit Psychologists can get continued education credit for completing an online test concerning Ellen Langer’s book, Counterclockwise. The book explains how to reverse aging and fight cancer by getting people immersed in an earlier time by listening to older music and watching old television programs. Psychologists […]
This guest post is an excellent follow-up to my debunking of the neurononsense [1,2] used to promote psychotherapy trainings as being better and more closely tied to brain science than competitors. My good friend and neuroscientist Deborah Apthorp* wrote it, prompted by an email advertisement she received by way of her University staff email list. […]
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