Do adult mental health services identify child abuse and neglect? A systematic review

This review – by John Read, David Harper, Ian Tucker, and Angela Kennedy – has been published on the PubMed website. The abstract says: “Child abuse and neglect play a causal role in many mental health problems. Knowing whether users of…
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Effects of biological explanations for mental disorders on clinicians’ empathy

This study by Matthew S Lebowitz and Woo-kyoung Ahn has been published on the PubMed website. The abstract says: “Mental disorders are increasingly understood in terms of biological mechanisms. We examined how such biological explanations of patients’ symptoms would affect mental…
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Primum non nocere: an evolutionary analysis of whether antidepressants do more harm than good

This review has been published on the PubMed website. The abstract says: “Antidepressant medications are the first-line treatment for people meeting current diagnostic criteria for major depressive disorder. Most antidepressants are designed to perturb the mechanisms that regulate the neurotransmitter serotonin…
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Association between patient beliefs regarding assigned treatment and clinical response: reanalysis of data from the Hypericum Depression Trial Study Group

This study has been published on the PubMed website. The abstract says: “Objective:┬áTo reanalyze data from a 2002 study by the Hypericum Depression Trial Study Group to determine whether patients who believed they were receiving active therapy rather than placebo obtained…
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