A Pilot Study Differentiating Recurrent Major Depression from Bipolar Disorder Cycling on the Depressive Pole [Retraction]
Hinz M, Stein A, Uncini T. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2010;6:741—747.
The Editor-in-chief and Publisher of Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment wish to retract the published article.
Following the conclusion of our investigation the decision has been made to retract the published article. The authors did not provide the required IRB and informed consent information relating to this study and it was determined the study did not meet the standard ethical publication requirements for studies involving human subjects in research. These requirements are based on guidelines issued by the World Medical Association and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Additionally, the authors did not provide the required study protocols, raw data and other study documents relating to this study as requested. Given our concerns about the standard of research ethics, competing interests and that the authors have not supplied the information we requested to verify and validate the reported findings, the editor has determined the article should be retracted.
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