Randomised Control Trials (RCTs)

Single-dose psilocybin-assisted therapy in major depressive disorder: A placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomised clinical trial

This research paper has been published in eClinicalMedicine. The summary says: “Background Psilocybin has been suggested as a novel, rapid-acting treatment for depression. Two consecutive doses have been shown to markedly decrease symptom severity in an open-label setting or when compared to…
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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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Rethinking Psychiatric Drugs: A Guide for Informed Consent

This book has been written by American psychiatrist Dr. Grace Jackson. The publishers say: “Are patients aware of the fact that pharmacological therapies stress the brain in ways which may prevent or postpone symptomatic and functional recovery? Rethinking Psychiatric Drugs: A…
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Randomized controlled trials of antidepressants: clinically and scientifically irrelevant

The abstract of this article (written by David Cohen and David Jacobs, published in Debates in Neuroscience ) says: “This contribution to the ‘antidepressant debate’ focuses on the validity of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). We argue that: (a) made-up psychiatric diagnostic categories destroy the…
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Antidepressants are not antidepressants – an alternative approach to drug action and implications for the use of antidepressants

“Antidepressants are not antidepressants – an alternative approach to drug action and implications for the use of antidepressants” is an article written by Dr. Joanna Moncrieff (psychiatrist) and published in the BJPsych Bulletin (Jan. 30th 2018) as part of their “Against…
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The effects of improving sleep on mental health

The full title of this paper – published Sept.  2017 in The Lancet Psychiatry – is “The effects of improving sleep on mental health (OASIS): a randomised controlled trial with mediation analysis”. “Background Sleep difficulties might be a contributory causal factor in the…
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Let’s rework our approach with ‘angry young people’

Prof. Katrina Skewes McFerran writes: “It’s an incredible feeling to connect in a meaningful way with angry young people who feel excluded, rejected and unhappy. My profession, music therapy, uses music to forge those connections, whether by drumming together as…
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What doctors don’t know about the drugs they prescribe

TED Talk (13 minute video) … The video’s producers say: “When a new drug gets tested, the results of the trials should be published for the rest of the medical world — except much of the time, negative or inconclusive…
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