My colleague, Dr. Anna Lembke is the Program Director for the Stanford University Addiction Medicine Fellowship, and Chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic. She is the author of a newly released book
No, JAMA Internal Medicine, acupuncture should not be considered an option for preventing migraines.
….And no further research is needed. These 3 excellent articles provide some background for my blog, but their titles alone are worth leading with: Acupuncture is astrology practice with needles. Acupuncture: 3000 studies and more
I was asked by a Danish journalist to examine a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for functional somatic symptoms. I had not previously given the study a close look. I was
COBRA study would have shown homeopathy can be substituted for cognitive behavior therapy for depression
If The Lancet COBRA study had evaluated homeopathy rather than behavioural activation (BA), homeopathy would likely have similarly been found “non-inferior” to cognitive behavior therapy. This is not an argument for treating depression with homeopathy,
A skeptical look at: Richards DA, Ekers D, McMillan D, Taylor RS, Byford S, Warren FC, Barrett B, Farrand PA, Gilbody S, Kuyken W, O’Mahen H. et al. Cost and Outcome of Behavioural Activation versus