British Medical Journal

The illusion of evidence based medicine

“Evidence based medicine has been corrupted by corporate interests, failed regulation, and commercialisation of academia, argue these authors” This article by Jon Jureidini and Leemon B. McHenry has been published in the British Medical Journal. It begins (with footnotes excluded, but…
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Overdiagnosis: it’s official

Within the field of mental healthcare there has long been massive over-diagnosis of mental illness (not to mention shaky scientific justification for many of the diagnostic labels applied). Hence the relevance of this article (published in the British Medical Journal –…
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Time to assume that health research is fraudulent until proven otherwise?

The question posed by this article is highly relevant to the field of mental health, particularly in relation to research concerning the alleged benefits of the psychotropic drugs that are prescribed on a massive scale. The author is Dr. Richard…
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The trouble with antidepressants: why the evidence overplays benefits and underplays risks

“Widespread prescribing has not reduced mental disability or suicide, raising questions about the assessment of evidence on effectiveness and safety of antidepressants” This essay by John B. Warren has been published the British Medical Journal (BMJ). It begins: “Depression can be…
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Forever indebted to pharma—doctors must take control of our own education

The pharmaceutical industry pays money to key opinion leaders in UK psychiatry for “promotional activities”. Writing in the British Medical Journal (April 2015), general practitioner Dr. Margaret McCartney, says: “As a student 20 years ago I failed to realise that the sandwiches at…
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