The first paper that I would like to point out to Neuropenews readers has attracted my attention because it concerns the impact of a “black-box” warning on the behaviour of a general and/or selected population. The paper has been published on the 30 October issue of the New England J of Medicine, by Richard A. Friedmanm (NEJM, 2014; 371;1666-1668): “Antidepressant’s Black-Box Warning – 10 years later”. The rate or suicidal thinking or suicidal behaviour was 4% in the treated cohort, in comparison to 2% in the placebo arm. Something to think about.
The second paper is a review published in Behavioural and Brain Sciences (The brain basis of emotion : A meta-analytic review; 2012; 35 ; 121-202) by Kristen A. Lindquist, Tor D. Wagner et al.. It is not a brand new publication, but I like to signal as a very comprehensive review, with “Open Peer Commentary” from distinguished scientists (Ross W. Buck and Vittorio Gallese among others) that deepen the discussion on particular topics.