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Tags: mental illness

8/24/2018

Without an independent source, BuzzFeed’s story on a medical device for OCD doesn’t offer much beyond the news release

12/14/2016

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

1 10/21/2016

Are expensive, potent anti-inflammatory drugs a future option for depression? CNN’s story needed more scrutiny of evidence

8/31/2016

Well-written, Newsweek’s look at blood tests for mental illnesses needed more hard data

5/6/2016

Online program to prevent depression: Solid effort by NPR, though a key limitation was overlooked

2 5/5/2016

Personal anecdotes overwhelm cautionary details in WSJ story on ayahuasca, a Peruvian hallucinogenic concoction

10/22/2015

Times explores impact of integrated care model for schizophrenia treatment