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Re: Poll Results: Treatment resistant symptoms

Posted by Noa on November 1, 2000, at 16:08:17

In reply to Re: Poll Results: Treatment resistant symptoms, posted by danf on November 1, 2000, at 10:24:54

Danf, thanks for the comments. I never had any illusions that the poll is scientifically valid (To paraphrase, "How art thou invalid, let me count the ways..."), or anything but what it is--an informal survey to stimulate discussion--so your comments are welcome.

I guess I wasn't too worried about mixing psychotic and non-psychotic symptoms, etc. because of the lack of formality of the poll and because it is essentially a poll of respondents' own *perceptions* of what symptoms are most resistent to treatment. I also left "treatment" undefined--leaving it up to the respondent to interpret what "treatment" means (medical, psychological, herbal, etc.) And, there is no way to compare how much treatment has been tried before the respondent deems a symptom "resistent". I left all of that up to the respondents, and was going after their perceptions, rather than any kind of measurable phenomenon.

Also, another way this could have been done would be to allow respondents to choose as many of the choices as they want, but I decided it would be interesting to have it be a forced choice.




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