Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Empire Strikes Back: Shooting The ADHD Messenger

A Must Read via MIA. Junk Science gets exposed and the Messenger gets Mined.

Mad In America;
Shooting The ADHD Messenger: 

August 19, 2013
A paper in the Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy chronicles the history of MiA blogger Gretchen LeFever Watson’s effort to improve ADHD treatment in southeastern Virginia, which included documenting the exceptionally high rates of ADHD diagnosis and associated drug treatment in her community. Watson’s career and efforts were undermined by anonymous and unsubstantiated allegations of scientific misconduct connected with her report. As a result the public health coalition – and important data – that the effort had produced were successfully suppressed.
Watson, G., Arcona, A., Antonuccio, D., Healy, D.; Shooting the Messenger: The Case of DHD. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy. Online August 14, 2013

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