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Which placebo to cure depression? A thought-provoking network meta-analysis

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, October 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (95th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (76th percentile)

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3 blogs
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23 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
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1 Wikipedia page

Citations

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Title
Which placebo to cure depression? A thought-provoking network meta-analysis
Published in
BMC Medicine, October 2013
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-11-230
Pubmed ID
Authors

Florian Naudet, Bruno Millet, Philippe Charlier, Jean Michel Reymann, Anne Solène Maria, Bruno Falissard

Abstract

Antidepressants are often considered to be mere placebos despite the fact that meta-analyses are able to rank them. It follows that it should also be possible to rank different placebos, which are all made of sucrose. To explore this issue, which is rather more epistemological than clinical, we designed an unusual meta-analysis to investigate whether the effects of placebo in one situation are different from the effects of placebo in another situation.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 2 3%
Norway 1 1%
Unknown 66 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 18 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 16%
Student > Master 9 13%
Other 7 10%
Student > Bachelor 4 6%
Other 14 20%
Unknown 6 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 35%
Psychology 13 19%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 9%
Neuroscience 5 7%
Mathematics 3 4%
Other 7 10%
Unknown 11 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 40. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 August 2022.
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#855,351
of 22,392,517 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medicine
#612
of 3,336 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#8,672
of 210,054 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medicine
#62
of 261 outputs
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