Monthly Archives: June 2012


The pseudoscience of anecdotes

Posted 6 June 2012 by Pete Etchells

The results from the TREAD study (TREAtment of Depression with physical activity) came out today in the British Medical Journal – you can check it out here. TREAD was a long term randomised controlled trial (considered the ‘gold standard’ in clinical testing) which aimed to figure out whether giving people who were suffering from depression a bit of help with their exercise regime (in other words, having a facilitator provide advice and encouragement to the patient) actually improved their mood... Read more