In her debut blog, Til Wykes summarises a recent health policy paper on global investment in mental health research funding, which finds a “flat and stable trend” over recent years and “highly unequal geographical distribution of funding”.[read the full story...]
The harms of psychotherapy: are BME and LGBT communities more at risk?
Keith Laws and Samei Huda mull over a recent national survey looking at patients experiences of the harms of psychotherapy. The study reports that both black and minority ethnic people and lesbian, gay and bisexual people reported higher rates of long-lasting negative effects of psychotherapy.[read the full story...]
Antidepressant meta-analyses: big business and bias
Alex Langford reflects on the findings of a recent study that looks at 185 meta-analyses of antidepressants. It finds that industry involvement in research can lead to biased studies that under-report negative aspects of antidepressants for depression.[read the full story...]