One of the main UK Psychiatry journals, ‘The Psychiatrist’ has reverted back to the original name of ‘The Psychiatric Bulletin’ and now features open-access articles*. Here are the 5 current open-access articles available online
- A look at Community Treatment Orders (CTO’s) in an editorial which recognises the role of public debate.
- An editorial looking at the evidence on CTO’s from the OCTET (Oxford Community Treatment Order Evaluation Trial).
- A special article looking at the significance of the OCTET from another perspective
- A study looking at the effects of additional conditions on CTO’s.
- A study looking at the effects of CTO’s on management in an assertive outreach team in London.
All of the above articles feature a Creative Commons 3.0 License which means they can be reused within the conditions of the license.
Elsewhere in the news.
An interesting PLOS One study looked at coverage of clinical trials in the media. The authors concluded that Randomised Controlled Trials were less likely to be reported than Observational studies. The latter would feature lower on the hierarchy of evidence than RCT’s. In essence the study implies that the more methodologically robust studies are less likely to be reported on.
A reduction in right Parietal Cortex grey matter volume may be linked to the subtle memory impairment that can be seen in Parkinson’s Disease according to this study.
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