“Placebo Power Hype” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin!

1) Placebo Power Hype

Placebo has been hijacked and re-branded for its public relations value to alternative medicine. If your treatment isn’t evidence-based, no worries: you can still sell the power of placebo!

2) Prevalence of personality disorders in the general adult population in Western countries: systematic review and meta-analysis

New Systematic Review suggests that the use of self-rated instead of expert-rated diagnostic assessment is associated with a high risk of bias, leading to heterogeneity in prevalence rates of personalitydisorders.

3) Were you raised by a narcissist?

Were you raised by a narcissist? Here’s how to spot a narcissist, even if it’s your own parent.

4) The Quiz: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Chronic Pain

Although it is still widely believed that the management of chronic pain usually requires medications or physical interventions, a growing body of research has demonstrated the efficacy of psychological therapeutic modalities.

5) Transgender Teens at Significant Risk for Suicide

Over half of teens transitioning from female to male have attempted suicide, making them at higher risk for suicide than other transgender groups or teens, a new study reports.

Thank you and see you tomorrow for more articles.

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