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Bleak Theology: Hopeful Science

Day: February 26, 2018

Yes, I have students.

And one of my students has just managed to get the review that led to her RCT published. This paper aims to review the research evidence from existing communication skills training programmes that are exclusively or partly focused on the reduction of aggression perpetrated by patients. This review included one randomized controlled trial protocol, one […]

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Against herstory

This comes from a comment yesterday, that linked to Roger Devlin’s review, and then, today, a paper about DSM 5 depression. In DSM 5, complicated grief is coded as depression. Interestingly, the rates have not increased. Far more interestingly, the odds ratio for separation and divorce are not mentioned — because the married are far […]

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Harvard is sinful thus stupid.

A bit of history. Harvard was founded by a bunch a Puritans who had just gone beyond the starvation point in Boston. Like most universities at the time, its primary aim was to produce preachers: doctors were trained by apprenticeship and lawyering was no profession for a gentleman. But now Harvard appears to worship coitus. […]

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