Friday, January 27, 2023

Tag: systematic review

Industry Corruption in Systematic Review for Injectable Antipsychotics

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Researchers highlight how systematic reviews are compromised by pharmaceutical industry ties by exposing a study of injectable antipsychotics.

Effective Therapists’ Skills May be Rooted in Personal Histories

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Systematic review differentiates the qualities of effective therapists from those that are less effective and finds that successful therapists’ professional skills are connected to their personal lives.

Psychosocial Approaches to Schizophrenia with Limited Antipsychotic Use

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Researchers review nine previously studied psychosocial approaches and call for more high-quality trials treating schizophrenia with minimal to no antipsychotics.

Data Challenges Superiority of Manualized Psychotherapy

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New data fails to support the promotion of manualized psychotherapy as superior to non-manualized forms of psychotherapy.

Systematic Review Finds Antidepressant Withdrawal Common and Potentially Long-lasting

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Prominent researchers conduct a review of antidepressant withdrawal incidence, duration, and severity. Results lead to call for new clinical guidelines.

New Review of Antipsychotics for Schizophrenia Questions Evidence for Long Term...

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A systematic review of the limited research available on the long-term effects of antipsychotics finds fewer symptoms in those off of the drugs.

The Effect of Psychiatric Diagnosis on Young People’s Sense of Self...

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A new review highlights the effects that psychiatric diagnosis has on children and adolescents’ social relationships and views of self.

Researchers Challenge Industry-Friendly Depression Guideline

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Review of a new mixed depression guideline reveals financial bias of guideline developers and lack of evidence supporting recommendations for prescribing of antipsychotics.

Review Finds Little Evidence that Electroconvulsive Therapy is Effective for Depression

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Researchers examined the dearth of support for Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for depressive symptoms in light of studies detailing the associated risks.

Social Prescribing May Improve Self-Esteem and Mental Well-Being

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Systematic review suggests social prescribing benefits individuals with mental and physical health issues, but more program evaluations are needed.

Garbage In–Garbage Out: Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses can tell us a...

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Well known Stanford University researcher John Ioannidis published a new paper this week criticizing the use and production of systematic reviews and meta-analyses, often...

Poor Evidence and Substantial Bias in Ritalin Studies

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The authors of a large scale well-conducted systematic review of methylphenidate, also known as Ritalin, conclude that there is a lack of quality evidence for the drug’s effectiveness. Their research also revealed that Ritalin can cause sleep problems and decreased appetite in children.