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Wakefield’s MMR study a fraud

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Not only is Andrew Wakefield unethical, the latest research published in the British Medical Journal shows that his original study, that started the whole MMR/autism scare, was fraudulent:

http://www.bmj.com/content/342/bmj.c5347.full

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Written by daijones

January 8, 2011 at 12:40 am

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Inside the Battle to Define Mental Illness

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A good article in Wired on criticisms of the development of the latest revision of the American Psychiatric Association’s diagnostic manual, DSM-V. The process seems to be marked by an increasing medicalisation of psychological phenomena, including the invention of new disorders; and particularly the identification of disorders that pharmaceutical companies have suggested treatments for. Perhaps not surprising given that 62% of those drawing up the manual have links to the drug companies…

http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/12/ff_dsmv/all/1

Written by daijones

January 7, 2011 at 11:43 pm

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