Researchers at the University of Michigan and Yale reviewed the 278 studies presented at the 2009 and 2010 APA meetings that compared medications, finding that no industry-sponsored studies with negative results were presented. “This suggests that the APA meeting might be being used as an opportunity to make drugs seem more effective than they are,” says an author. Non-drug therapies get less attention, despite growing evidence that can be just as effective.
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