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Yale Professor Urges Scientists To ‘Reboot’ Psychological Treatments

Psychotherapy has come a long way since the days of Freudian psychoanalysis – today, rigorous scientific studies are providing evidence for the kinds of psychotherapies that effectively treat various psychiatric disorders. But Alan Kazdin, the John M. Musser Professor of Psychology at Yale University, believes that we must acknowledge a basic truth – all of […]

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Frontline Workers’ Resistance To Evidence-Based Practice In Substance Abuse Treatment: Some Good Reasons

Over the past decade, prominent federal substance abuse agencies have put a great deal of effort toward ensuring that evidence-based practice (EBP) is being utilized in the treatment of addiction. This effort was galvanized by a 1998 report from the Institute of Medicine calling for improvements in healthcare, which included the implementation of practices proven […]

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Evidence Insufficient On The Relationship Of Modifiable Risk Factors In Alzheimer’s Disease

The available evidence is insufficient to draw firm conclusions about the association of modifiable factors and risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to a report posted online today that will appear in the September issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Estimates suggest that up to 5.3 million people in this country […]

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Researcher Kevin Smith

Bioethics Expert Says That Homeopathy Is ‘Dangerous And Wasteful’

A bioethics expert from the University of Abertay Dundee has denounced the public funding of homeopathy at a time where Scotland’s health budget is under unprecedented pressure. Speaking in the esteemed journal ‘Bioethics’, Dr. Kevin Smith says that Homeopathy is ‘ethically unacceptable’ and should be ‘actively rejected’ by healthcare and education providers.

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Researcher Melissa Maras

Schools Need Collaboration Instead Of Packaged Solutions For The Best Mental Health Programs

Top researchers throughout the country have developed mental health programs to address many of the most profound issues facing schools, including students’ disruptive and aggressive behavior, anger outbursts, anxiety, and suicide. However, according to University of Missouri researchers, many schools lack the capacity to access and fully adopt these programs. This lack of capacity hurts […]

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Acupuncture For Pain Is No Better Than Placebo And Can Lead To Serious Side Effects

Although acupuncture is commonly used for pain control, some questions remain about its effectiveness and safety. Investigators from the Universities of Exeter & Plymouth (Exeter, UK) and the Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine (Daejeon, South Korea) critically evaluated systematic reviews of acupuncture as a treatment of pain in order to explore this question. Reporting in […]

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Researcher Charles H. Hennekens

Commentary On Unique Contributions Of Different Types Of Evidence To Research Conclusions

Charles H. Hennekens, M.D., DrPH, the first Sir Richard Doll Research Professor of Medicine in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, has published a commentary for clinicians in this week’s issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). In the commentary titled “Statistical Association and Causation: Contributions of […]

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Children Attend ‘Camp STAR’ – A Summer Camp For Kids With ADHD

Camp STAR, the Chicago area’s only summer camp offering evidence-based therapy for children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other behavioral, emotional, and social difficulties begins its fourth season this June. The camp, whose name stands for Summer Treatment for ADHD and Related Issues, is a partnership of the University of Illinois at Chicago and […]

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