J Psychiatry Neurosci 2013; 38(4): 232-240
Retraction: Altered affective, executive and sensorimotor resting state networks in patients with pediatric mania
The article “Altered affective, executive and sensorimotor resting state networks in patients with pediatric mania” (DOI: 10.1503/jpn.120073; authors: Wu M, Lu LH, Passarotti AM, Wegbreit E, Fitzgerald J, Pavuluri MN) published in the July 2013 issue of the Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience has been retracted at the request of the University of Chicago at ¬Illinois, as communicated to our editorial offices by one of the article’s authors, Mani Pavuluri. This request follows a formal institutional investigation by the University of Chicago at Illinois that found that allegations of research misconduct against Dr. Pavuluri were supported by a preponderance of evidence. The investigation panel concluded that Dr. Pavuluri intentionally made false statements in the Results section of the article whereby the medication status of research participants whose data were included in the analyses was misrepresented, thus compromising the results and conclusions of the article. The article’s co-authors were not implicated in the research misconduct.
Patricia Boksa and Ridha Joober Co-editors in chief, JPN