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Medscape: Commentary - Psychotherapy Is 'The' Biological Treatment

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Andy, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member

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    Posting for the insight it provides into psychotherapists thinking.
    https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/893720
     
  2. TiredSam

    TiredSam Moderator Staff Member

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    I find

    slightly more annoying than "dis-ease". And I find that very annoying.
     
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  3. Trish

    Trish Moderator Staff Member

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    Does anyone else find that opening sentence idiotic?

    Downhill from there, as far as I can see.

    Edit: Well, I guess I could say reading that article was biological. It irritated me, so it probably had a temporary biological effect in my brain. Fortunately I don't have a photographic memory, so the effect will soon be erased.
     
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  4. strategist

    strategist Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    From a certain point of view, it is true, but the biology that can be theoretically influenced by psychotherapy is probably much more limited than what is typically claimed. Given the many wrong claims about psychotherapy supposedly having an effect on disease I think skepticism as default position is well justified.

    Are there high quality clinical trials that clearly show that the "active ingredient" in psychotherapy leads to biological changes?
     
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  5. adambeyoncelowe

    adambeyoncelowe Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    It reads like bad science fiction.
     
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  6. Arnie Pye

    Arnie Pye Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I think the author needs a straitjacket and a sentence in a psychiatric hospital before he harms anyone.
     
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  7. Jonathan Edwards

    Jonathan Edwards Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I think the author needs to get a life.
    (as well as the other)
     
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  8. erin

    erin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Then, why don't they treat diabetes with psychotherapy? Drop the insulin start cbt for diabetes.
     
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    BruceInOz Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Yes. I thought it was patently obvious it was idiotic.
     
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    Barry Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    A bit like the way bullshit is biological.
     
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    Webdog Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Shut down hospitals. Train more therapists. The only logical solution. :unsure:
     
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  12. Wonko

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    So I'm now psychology proof? As I no longer seem to have an image based "image-ination"* the author would seem to suggest so.

    *one of a related set of cognitive functions that have recently disappeared and currently seem to be out for the count.

    I suppose there has to be an upside ;)
     
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    ....Yes, then the next step is to fire all of the human therapists, because they are too expensive, and use AI Therapy instead!
     
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  14. Hutan

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    blue robot.jpg

    (Wearing the blue cardigan). 'I'm sorry, I didn't hear that. Please try again. Do you want CBT, or GET?'
     
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    I have a secret “girl crush” on Sophia! She was recently on the cover of Cosmo India! What’s not to like!

    BF7815A8-7095-4C73-8C55-2523C4C58E67.jpeg
     
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  16. Forbin

    Forbin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I can't decide if it's more like "Altered States" (1980), where other modes of consciousness actually can rearrange your molecules...

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    ...or maybe it's more like a World of Pure Imagination.

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    But I always defer to a Higher Authority....

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    I must have very different tastes. I find that picture very, very creepy.
     
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    large donner Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    At least bullshit has observable matter.
     
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