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Trial By Error: That Whine De Coeur about NICE’s Rejection of GET/CBT Regimen, and ME Action UK’s Disappearing Rebuttal

By David Tuller, DrPH On July 10th, the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry (JNNP) published what can only be called a whine de coeur from a bunch of academics and investigators on the wrong side of a dispute with Britain’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Their article was called “Anomalies in …

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Trial By Error: Psych Medicine’s Rejects Request for Correction of Prevalence Rates Cited in FND Paper–Updated

By David Tuller, DrPH UPDATE: Not long after I sent the letter repeating our request for a correction, I received a response directly from Professor Murray, the editor-in-chief of Psychological Medicine who had commented on the length of our initial request for a correction. Here it is: From: Robin Murray Date: Thu, Jul 20, 2023 at 9:02 AMSubject: …

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Trial By Error: Dutch Team Offers “Dog-Ate-My-Data” Excuses for Not Reporting Null Objective Findings

By David Tuller, DrPH Two months ago, Clinical Infectious Diseases (CID), a high-impact journal, published a study called “Efficacy of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Targeting Severe Fatigue Following Coronavirus Disease 2019: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial.” The study, nicknamed ReCOVer amd conducted in the Netherlands, purported to provide the “first evidence for the positive effect of …

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Trial By Error: Update on Efforts to Correct False Statements about FND Prevalence

By David Tuller, DrPH I have continued writing my letter-writing effort to alert journals about papers on functional neurological disorder (FND) that have included false statements regarding the prevalence of the condition reported by a seminal study in the field the reported prevalence of the condition. (I was going to refer to this as a …

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Trial By Error: My Twitter Thread about Slate’s Piece on Long Covid and Mental Illness

By David Tuller, DrPH Slate recently ran a piece by a young journalist and Stanford neuroscience graduate student, Grace Huckins, about purported links between long Covid and mental illness. I found it problematic. For one thing, in the same sentence it linked to both a story of mine in Codastory.com and one from The Atlantic‘s …

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Trial By Error: A Letter to Psychological Medicine about Inflated FND Rate Claims

By David Tuller, DrPH The journal NeuroImage: Clinical, an Elsevier title, recently agreed to correct the false statement that a 2010 study found functional neurological disorder to be the second-most-common diagnosis at outpatient neurology clinics. To the journal’s credit, it responded positively within days of receiving a letter about the matter from a group of …

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