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The non-reporting of negative studies results in a scientific record that is incomplete, one-sided and misleading. The consequences of this range from inappropriate initiation of further studies that might put participants at unnecessary risk to treatment guidelines that may be in error, thus compromising day-to-day clinical practice.

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Journal article


Br J Psychiatry

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1 - 3


Adjustment disorders, aetiology, alcohol disorders, anorexia nervosa, anthropology