I have been receiving an email newsletter from a website called Mad In America which is a non-profit group that is focused on instituting a change in the psychiatric care and treatment in the United States. The largest issue they take with the current mental health treatment/care approach is that it should be focused on the experiences of actual patient's lives and real life experiences rather than lead by the pharmaceutical industry and their non-scientific "research". This is something I've been stating about the medical community as a whole for quite some time. Recently there was an article published centered around a study which claimed it had conclusive evidence that people with Attention Defecit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have altered, smaller brains than those without the disorder. The study was published and made headlines worldwide. Essentially, the data was contorted and then significant parts were completely ignored in order for the desired outcome to be reached. The authors of the study stated that ADHD is a disorder of the brain; the proof is in that people who are afflicted with it have smaller brains as shown on MRI's. They lied, omitting the fact that patients DID use medication specifically for their ADHD symptoms and therefore it's highly possible if not actually likely that the medication is responsible for the physical effects on the brain size. A detailed analysis was written and published by an author in Mad in America outlining the evidence and fully explaining exactly why the study was completely false. The author then wrote a letter asking Lancet Psychiatry to retract the study. I bet you can guess the response. Refusal. The original study was published on February 17, 2017. However, after the creation of an online petition two weeks ago, just two days ago the lead author of the eighty-one co-authors for the research paper did state that there was an error regarding the IQ scores noted and an update will be publised in May. But the rest of the publication stands. Apologies for not going into further details in my article outline to explain the significance of the IQ scores, but my brain is draining and glitching too much right now to be able to share a better synopsis. Hopefully this does a good enough job to send anyone interested on the trail and perhaps others might be able to help me out in filling in the missing details and connections. I figured that others here would be interested in this due to the PACE trial debacle. It makes me wonder how many other false, non-scientific, and perhaps even disputed research claims may have been published at the laughable Lancet looney-tunes land. Edit: I wrote the rest of this post yesterday but wasn't able to post. After I posted I decided to do a quick search for other Lancet controversies and came across this article which mentions a few others which I did find prior to finding the specific article. It turns out there have been at least a few rather big controversies including one surrounding the MMR vaccine (Measles, Mumps and Ruebella) and a statistical study announcing the death toll of the Iraq war at 100,000.. Wishing you all love, energy, understanding and a future...heck, a future that's not this. I don't mean that last part to sound so dismal. I'm just wishing for the warming, nurturing and often overly bright sun to mix with the life-giving, powerful, beautiful rain to form a rainbow.