Friday, February 3, 2023
deep brain stimulation

Brain Implants: Spinning the Trial Results to Protect the Product

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The published report of the Broaden Trial of Deep Brain Stimulation for Depression whitewashed the results: although the efficacy results were negative, the investigators concluded that the therapy still showed "promise", and adverse events suffered by the patients were downplayed or attributed to the disease, and not the treatment. An in-depth investigation of how the trial results were spun, and interviews with patients that tell of harm done.

Psychosurgeons “Burn Away Mental Illness,” According to Wired

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-Nick Stockton writes that "psychosurgeons use lasers to burn away mental illness," raising the ire of some commenters.