Statistical methodologies in psychopharmacology: a review

Hum Psychopharmacol. 2006 Apr;21(3):195-203. doi: 10.1002/hup.759.


There has been a greatly increased interest in statistical methods in the psychiatric research and its applications over the past few decades, in parallel with advances in computers and statistical software. This review aims to describe the main topics related to statistical methods in psychopharmacology, namely nature of statistics in medicine, problems in data analysis, statistical modelling, developments in statistical technology, statistical reporting and meta-analysis.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Data Interpretation, Statistical*
  • Humans
  • Models, Statistical*
  • Psychopharmacology / statistics & numerical data*
  • Research Design