“Return of Electro-Cures Exposes Psychiatry’s Weakness” – @sciam |HT @RsISK

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“Transcranial magnetic stimulation is becoming an increasingly popular treatment for depression in spite of a lack of objective evidence of effectiveness. Illustration: National Institute of Mental Health.”

Addendum:

  • Open data: moving beyond the rhetoric.

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  • ClinicalTrials.gov – Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation – search date: April 21, 2014

    Recruitment status: completed, terminated or active not recruiting.
    Completion Date: Before Jan 2011
    Number of studies: 27 (Observational: 11 – Interventional: 16)
    Total number of patients: 1360 (min: 5 | max: 170)
    Funded by: Industry (n = 1); NIH (n = 15), other (n = 11)

  • Results available at ClinicalTrials.gov?

    Yes: 1 (4%)
    No: 26 (96%)

  • How many published?

    PubMed: 3 / 27

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Google Scholar (search query for the 24 records not found on PubMed):  3 / 24

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  • Unpublished studies Transcranial magnetic stimulation registered at ClinicalTrials.gov (completed before Jan 2011): 78% (21 out of 27)

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