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"When Government Propaganda Masquerades as Science" (on an antidepressants study)

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Dolphin, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    I thought this was interesting for a few reasons including what happened with the PACE Trial with the differences between the outcome measures in the (published) PACE Trial protocol and what was published in the Lancet.

    Maybe it's no co-incidence that both studies are both in the field of psychiatry (and psychology)? (In the PACE, two of the three Principal Investigators (Peter White and Michael Sharpe) are psychiatrists, Trudie Chalder is a psychiatric nurse by profession as I understand it (she's not an MD anyway).

    Continued at:
    http://www.psychologytoday.com/node/57641
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    Dolphin Senior Member

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    STAR*D: A Tale and Trail of Bias

    Here's the abstract of the study. The link above expands on it. I don't have the full text of the paper itself

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    Dolphin Senior Member

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    One can get the full text for free

    Ed Pigott has a comment under the Psychology Today article that via his blog (he gives a link), one can request the paper.

    When one gets there, one sees there is a slight catch:
    However, I don't mind if several people mention the PACE Trial (for example).
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    Dolphin Senior Member

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    A related paper can be got for free: http://content.karger.com/ProdukteD...ikelNr=318293&Ausgabe=254424&ProduktNr=223864

    However, I imagine some people find reading full papers quite a bit of work. The original link I gave http://www.psychologytoday.com/node/57641 is for a piece that is much easier to read.

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