Wednesday, July 04, 2007

BLOGSCAN - Data from Key ADHD Study Destroyed

On the Scientific Misconduct Blog, Dr Aubrey Blumsohn posted about the intriguing Gillberg affair. After a key article on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was challenged, researchers destroyed the study's data rather than letting it be subject to an outside review (although they claimed that letting outsiders review the data would violate confidentiality assurances given subjects.) The principal investigator eventually was convicted of criminal charges in Sweden. Yet these shaky underpinnings of the popular ADHD diagnosis are not well known, and the journal in whom the key article reporting the study appeared has not been willing to publicly retract or qualify it.


Laane said...

I'm not amazed.

Once in a while there are people who don't care about ethics and rules.

Good they destroyed the data.

They wouldn't have done if the results would have added to the field.

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Aaron Marks said...

This is frightening. It's the kind of thing that you'd expect to be going on in a Victorian themed movie. Not modern day real life.