Friday, January 27, 2023

Tag: screening

Screening for Bipolar: Have You Ever Been “Unusually Happy” for More...

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A new questionnaire funded by AbbVie conflates antidepressant side effects with bipolar disorder and doesn’t actually meet the criteria for being considered “screening.”

Are Mental Health Screenings for Youth Worth the Risk?

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Researchers shed light on the limitations of mental health screening instruments for youth that are increasingly being used in schools and medical settings.

New Study Challenges “Late-Onset ADHD”

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Researchers found that 95% of adolescents and adults who screened positive for late-onset ADHD did not merit the actual diagnosis.

Unanswered Questions in New Mental Health Screening Program for Children

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An article presents new screening tools for pediatric depression and anxiety—but fails to answer its own questions about efficacy.

Continuity of Social Groups Helps Prevent Postpartum Depression

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Mothers’ loss of group membership impacts their social identity and linked to postpartum depression.

Medical Interventions Are Overused Worldwide

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Lack of “right care” causes physical, psychological and financial harm to patients

“Does Health Journalism Do More Harm Than Good?”

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One of the consultants for John Oliver’s latest takedown on science reporting and health journalism was Gary Schwitzer, publisher of Health News Review.  In...