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Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

On Clinical Trials in Psychology

Publication Date

July, 2000

Publication Type

Tech Report


Joel Greenhouse


The randomized controlled clinical trial is still a relatively new technology for assessing therapeutic interventions, yet innovations in the design and analysis of clinical trials in psychiatry have lagged behind other areas of the biomedical sciences. In this editorial for the journal Biological Psychiatry we briefly consider some of the reasons why.