Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry

ECT is a classic failure of evidence-based medicine

This Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry has hosted a guest-blog by Prof. Richard Bentall, who writes: “In a discipline to which controversy is no stranger, there are few controversies guaranteed to generate as much heat as that surrounding the benefits and costs…
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Quiz used to diagnose depression is designed by drugs company

Depression is being over-diagnosed because GPs are too reliant on a “basic” questionnaire designed by a pharmaceutical company (Pfizer) which also manufacturers psychiatric drugs, campaigners have warned, as reported in the Daily Telegraph . The easy-to-use nine-question form sets the threshold for the…
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