Paper with an N of 14 Lands NYT Story

There is more to this story than a paper with a tiny sample of people — yes, just 14 — landing in The New York Times.

Benedict Carey is an excellent reporter and he looks at the Hearing Voices Network, which attempts to help people with psychosis without labels like patients. And without medications.

Benedict Carey

Here’s the link for “An Alternative Form of Mental Health Care Gains a Foothold”:

And, yes, the article closes by mentioning a Psychiatric Services paper with an n of 14.

Quick question: if we were talking about a group promoting, say, breast cancer treatment without chemo or radiation, would they have gotten so much attention?

A Podcast Worth Listening To

I’m a big fan of the National Elf Service — a nice collection of bloggers writing about the literature.

Recently, they have started doing Podcasts, and the project doesn’t disappoint.

There are several good Podcasts in the series, but I particularly like the interview with Oxford’s Willem Kuryken on mindfulness.

Kuryken, as you will recall, has been the first author of a couple of excellent new papers that I have been highlighted in the Reading of the Week. Here, he talks thoughtfully about the topic he knows best. There are good insights on depression and relapse prevention — and more.

Willem Kurken

On The Night Table: The New Depression Guidelines

On the night table…

“Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) 2016 Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Adults with Major Depressive Disorder”

The CANMAT group’s latest work is published in The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.

The full documents are now online first.

Find them here:

My sense after a first read? Excellent and practical.