Studying the Shadows of Psychology
Psychological treatment is often perceived as harmless. But despite examples of unexpected negative effects, research on psychological methods seldom mentions adverse effects. An American article presents reason for concern, writes psychologist Ulf Jonsson, Research Associate at SBU.
This is two pages long (excluding a page of images). It is not that heavy e.g. no numbers. It touches on some of the issues I brought up in my paper:
Bulletin of the IACFS/ME. Reporting of Harms Associated with Graded Exercise Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 2011;19(2):59-111
Unfortunately the article then finishes by looking at one trial in particular, the PACE Trial, and making it out it clearly found CBT and GET were not more risky.
I discussed the PACE Trial in particular in Section 6 of my paper, "PACE Trial – A model of excellence in harms reporting?"