Risk perception in paranoia and anxiety: Two investigations across clinical and non-clinical populations

Publication date: Available online 29 March 2020Source: Schizophrenia Research: CognitionAuthor(s): Suzanne Ho-wai So, Xiaoqi Sun, Gloria Hoi Kei Chan, Iris Hiu Hung Chan, Chui De Chiu, Sherry Kit Wa Chan, Wai Yin Elisabeth Wong, Patrick Wing-leung Leung, Eric Yu Hai Chen
Source: Schizophrenia Research: Cognition - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: Trials of antidepressants may be driven mainly by commercial interests, focusing on prevalent diseases and everyday problems. No one can live a full life without experiencing several of the problems for which these drugs were tested. Antidepressants, sometimes called happy pills, could be seen as the modern version of Aldous Huxley's soma pill intended to keep everyone happy in the "Brave New World". PMID: 32444565 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Int J Risk Saf Med Source Type: research
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Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Feature Sleep and dreaming Source Type: blogs
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Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Tags: Br J Sports Med Source Type: research
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Source: Psychiatric Quarterly - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Sleep Research - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: J Sleep Res Source Type: research
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