Mad in America has set up a petition on change.org that calls for retraction of the STAR*D article published in the American Journal of Psychiatry that fraudulently reported a cumulative remission rate of 67% and hid the very poor one-year results.
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Why this petition matters
Started by Mad in America Foundation
The STAR* D study, which was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, was the “largest and longest study ever done to evaluate depression treatment.” It was conducted with the purpose of producing results in “real-world” patients that would guide future clinical care in the U.S. In an article published in the American Journal of Psychiatry in November 2006, STAR*D investigators announced the results: 67% of the patients had remitted by the end of four stages of treatment.