Monday, January 30, 2023

Tag: overtreatment

New Report Points to Gaps in the Evidence for Pediatric Bipolar...

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A new report on pediatric bipolar critically examines the current evidence base and calls for more research before the diagnosis is used.

Review Examines Causes and Consequences of Overdiagnosis in Primary Care

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A new review in BMJ investigates overdiagnosis in primary care settings, where the majority of mental health care is provided in the U.S.

What Exactly Do We Mean by Overdiagnosis?

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From The Lown Institute: "Is overdiagnosis inherently bad? Overdiagnosis not only leads to overtreatment but creates stress for patients who have to deal with this...

Barbara Ehrenreich: Why I’m Giving Up on Preventative Care

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In this piece for Literary Hub, Barbara Ehrenreich critiques the overuse of preventative medicine and describes how our healthcare system's emphasis on screenings and early...

Unnecessary Medical Care: More Common Than You Might Think

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From NPR: A recent report by the Washington Health Alliance has helped to quantify the epidemic of medical overtreatment and healthcare waste. "What the group found...

Study Examines the Difficulty of Withdrawing from Antidepressant Drugs

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Correcting unnecessary long-term antidepressant use is difficult and met with apprehension by providers and service-users.