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Categories: mental health

12/14/2016

Anecdotes outweigh evidence discussion in NPR’s report on pets and severe mental illness

1 7/28/2016

Leaning heavily on news release, story on anxiety therapy for children lacks crucial context

7/18/2016

ABC’s look at treating PTSD with virtual reality: Classic example of anecdote over evidence

1/11/2016

The Guardian’s bad hair day: No, cortisol in hair can’t “reveal future mental health risk” in children

1 12/2/2015

A device to help people with panic attacks breathe easier? Inquirer gives readers the low-down

2 11/23/2015

Should light therapy be recommended for depression in general — not just in winter?

11/6/2015

Uneven coverage of web-based suicide prevention program for doctors

4 11/4/2015

Textured look at one health system’s relentless suicide prevention efforts

10/22/2015

Times explores impact of integrated care model for schizophrenia treatment

5 9/29/2015

Ketamine for depression: NPR coverage leans too heavily on proponents