Tag: clinical practice guidelines
The Emperor’s New Clothes: The Upcoming NICE Depression Guidelines
The new NICE depression guideline is a reflection of the field: you don’t really know what you’re doing, and you lack confidence that it’s doing any good.
Official Guidelines on Antidepressant Discontinuation Fail Practitioners and Patients
A review of clinical practice guidelines for antidepressant discontinuation from across the English-speaking world reveals major pitfalls.
Guidelines Recommending Antidepressants “in Contradiction with the Current Evidence”
Researchers critique the German S3 guidelines for depression promoting antidepressants.
Treatment Guidelines Should Not Be Written by Professional Societies and Insiders
John Ioannidis, a leading expert on research methods, takes a critical look at the way professional societies write treatment guidelines.
Are Depression Guidelines Missing the Evidence for Exercise?
A recent review suggests that depression guidelines do not incorporate evidence for exercise within a stepped-care approach and may be over-reliant on pharmacological treatments.
Where Did the Guidelines Go?
From The Lown Institute: "For twenty years, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality maintained a digital archive of medical guidelines as a resource for...
Can You Rely on the Drugs That Your Doctor Prescribes?
From The Conversation: The Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) has just published a new guideline for the management of hepatitis C — a disease that...
Researchers Challenge Industry-Friendly Depression Guideline
Review of a new mixed depression guideline reveals financial bias of guideline developers and lack of evidence supporting recommendations for prescribing of antipsychotics.
“Why Some Psychologists Are Ignoring Practice Guidelines”
A series of interviews with 11 clinical psychologists, published in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, sheds new light on the scepticism and concern felt towards NICE guidelines, and...
Undisclosed Financial Conflicts Endemic in Clinical Practice Guidelines
While there has been a recent push to account for financial conflicts of interest in medical research, less attention has been paid to organizations...