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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Antidepressants: The Emperor’s New Drugs?

Dr. Irving Kirsch is Associate Director of the Program in Placebo Studies and lecturer in medicine at the Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In 2011 he wrote : “Antidepressants are supposed to be the magic bullet for curing…
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A new therapy for each patient: evidence‐based relationships and responsiveness

“A new therapy for each patient: evidence‐based relationships and responsiveness” is the title of an article by John Norcross and Bruce Wampold that has recently (October 2018) been published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology . The article’s abstract says: “In this study, we…
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