Friday, July 11, 2003

psychotherapy: pros and cons--addendum

Incidentally, if you are disinclined to start therapy but then finally do, the odds are that your mental health will improve. The problem is that, if things need to be pretty bad for you to start therapy, then the odds are they would get better even without therapy. In general, unusually bad states are more likely to improve than get worse. It's a regression to the mean thing.

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