Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Tag: validity

Estimates of Depression Prevalence are Exaggerated, Study Finds

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New research demonstrates that common methods for estimating depression prevalence lead to overestimation and exaggerated statistics.

Western ‘Depression’ is Not Universal

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Derek Summerfield, consultant psychiatrist at South London and Maudsley National Health Service Foundation Trust, challenges the assumption that Western depression is a universal condition.

ADHD Diagnosis Based on “Illogical Rhetoric,” Analysis Claims

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In a philosophically rigorous article, Spanish researcher Marino Pérez-Álvarez examines the logic of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

DARPA Wants to Build a BS Detector for Science

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From Wired: A new grant from DARPA will fund research into ways to determine which research from the social and behavioral sciences is credible, and which has flawed methodology...

“Former Navy Pilot Sues U.S. Government Over Bipolar Diagnosis”

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A former Navy pilot claims that a VA doctor misdiagnosed him with a mental disorder that prevented him from flying and ended his career. William Royster was told in 2004 that he was bipolar, that it was a permanent condition, and that he could no longer work in any capacity, according to the Navy Times. A different psychiatrist, however, later told Royster that he never met the criteria for diagnosis.