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(p. 352) Commentary
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Harald Merckelbach

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10.1093/med:psych/9780199733668.003.0041
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date: 14 October 2019

Is there evidence-based physics? If you would ask a scientist, he or she would probably burst into laughter. It is like talking about black darkness or four-legged horses. Why, then, do we speak of evidence-based treatments in psychopathology? The answer is, of course, that few treatments in that domain are backed by a solid corpus of knowledge derived from research. Such state of affairs is not unique for psychopathology. Consider the example of spinal fusion that ...

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