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Link to Article:  Innovative Strategies for Addressing Substance Use Disorders: The Classic Hallucinogens Dr Bogenshultz describes this study: Residential psychedelic (LSD) therapy for the narcotic addict. Savage C, McCabe OL. A controlled study. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1973 Jun;28(6):808-14. Bogenshultz is taking the value of the results too far without looking […]

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Psychiatric Times, April 29, 2017 By Lauren M. Osborne, MD, Katherine McEvoy, MB ChB, and Jennifer L. Payne, MD Original Article’s URL: http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/special-reports/antidepressants-pregnancy-balancing-needs-and-risks-clinical-practice Dear authors, you mention that psychotherapy, yoga, acupuncture are “evidence-based nonpharmacological treatments” for mood disorders during pregnancy. I wonder if you can reference any study of these 3 […]

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The open-label GeneSight and unblined Genomind studies are at high-risk for researcher bias and should be suspect to extreme caution. We would never allow anti-depressants to be approved with these kinds of studies (although unblinded/no-blindplacebo psychotherapy studies are unreasonably and widely “accepted” as robust data by our profession all the […]

Comment by Douglas Berger Psychiatrist in Japan on: Weighing the ...