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.
Can mental health professionals distinguish between washed and unwashed brains? The case of Patty Hearst revisited
Decades ago, mental health professionals testified that Patty Hearst had been brainwashed and should not be held responsible for her actions. In 2017, we can recognize this was junk science. But what if neuroscientists made claimed that brain scans could distinguish between washed and unwashed brains?
Requiring original authors to get authorship in re-analyses of their shared data can compromise the independence of how the data are interpreted.
Some innovations make easier to get open access versions of paywalled articles. But for-profit publishers want to keep readers dependent on paywalled articles and pay for access.
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?
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