Did dozens of rushed-into-print studies get us close to truth? Ninth, and last, blog in my series on the poor quality of mental health research during the pandemic.
Is there another reason besides hype to explain why media and science journals get science wrong? Eighth in a series on poor quality mental health research during the pandemic.
Some editors relaxed peer review of research during the pandemic, revealing some cracks in the resiliency of science journals to achieve their mission in times of political crisis.
Strengths of the quality of psychological research have been overwhelmed by many weaknesses. The idea of a mental health pandemic seemed decided before it was studied.
What’s new in trauma and PTSD research? If research is to be more than an exercise of confirmation bias to support belief systems, the wheat needs to be separated from the chaff.
Still no evidence of a psychological tsunami. Some psychiatric patients are doing worse, some are doing better.
Individuals who were infected and symptomatic often faced real risk of dying. Concerns of mental health problems are valid, but are probably being overestimated.
Healthcare workers were a bright spot in 2020, risking their lives to save others. But are they paying a price for their heroics from a massive toll on their mental health?
The scientific data fail to support a surge in domestic violence or child abuse despite alarming stories by media and doctors.
There is no reliable research evidence of COVID-19 mental health pandemic in the general population. Instead, there is a pandemic of low-quality mental health research.