1BoringOldMan on Misusing the Tools of Clinical Neuroscience


1BoringOldMan picks up where he left off two years ago – critiquing Robert Gibbons’ misuse of statistical analysis to claim that antidepressants were both safe and effective in adolescents – to critique the use of the tools of clinical neuroscience to substantiate the theory that “mental illness” is biologically based. “One could actually see a living brain – even watch it do things. Very exciting. But within a few short years, the fantasies and hypotheses generated by this technology blossomed and were joined by those associated with the new drugs . . . They’re touted as pointers to conclusions not yet remotely reachable, conclusions that have only been dreamed.”

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