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James Coyne
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Today’s readers probably can’t appreciate how radical George Valliant’s work was in its day.
George Valliant drew upon a longitudinal study of adult development to challenge the Freudian idea of childhood adverse experiences as destiny.
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Cochrane normally requires authors to agree to withdraw completed reviews that have been published. This withdrawal in the face of resistance from the authors is extraordinary.
There is a lot to be learned from this letter and the accompanying documents…
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Did the struggle to get the Cochrane review withdrawn kill Robert Courtney? Or the denial of his basic human rights by the medical system?
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The closer we look at a heavily promoted study of exercise and mental health, the more its flaws become obvious. There is little support for the most basic claims being made – despite the authors marshaling enormous attention to the study.
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As promised, this issue of Mind the Brain explains how the British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology ’s Understanding Psychosis could have been much more credible and trustworthy. I point to well-founded skepticism about like-minded,…
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Although posted only a couple of days ago, my presentation from Royal Edinburgh Infirmary, Division of Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh is now passing the benchmark of over 1000 views. You can also find an interesting Storify of my lecture by a mental…
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The alarm clock, flashing 03:00 in green neon, signals to me that I should be fast asleep. I close my eyes and take deep breaths, trying to lull myself back into a peaceful slumber–the day ahead holds a daunting schedule with no room for yawns or…
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It is not easy to write a first post. So, as a first post I thought I’d share another first. As far as I know, this image below is the first published image of ‘brain’ tissue under the microscope. (I hope Mo Costandi corrects me if I am wrong.) It is…
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Is advertising a psychotherapy as “evidence supported,”  any less vacuous than “Pepsi’s the one”? A lot of us would hope so, having campaigned for rigorous scientific evaluation of psychotherapies in randomized controlled trials (RCTs), just as is…
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When I was in medical school, senior physicians would frequently usher a group of us students into a patient’s room so we might hear them tell the story of their illness.  It seemed that the more classic the story was for a particular illness the more…
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