Category: Diagnosis

Learning From Experience

“Much learning does not teach understanding.” -Heraclitus The mind works like a human Bayesian reasoning system. “Dammit! I’m not reading this! BAYES?! DON”T MAKE ME LEARN SOME KIND OF MATH!” Easy, dear internet user....

Placebo-Fu

“An error is the more dangerous the more truth it contains.” – Henri-Frédéric Amiel Ah placebo! Along with natural history and regression to the mean, it is one of the positive non-specific effects of...

Baby and the Bathwater

Adam Meakins (please follow him on Twitter) wrote a recent post about therapists getting a little too focused on the psychosocial components of pain forgetting that there can be and often is a biological...