ANN, nonlinear dynamics, and psychoses

Ton Maas tonmaas at xs4all.nl
Thu Jun 25 05:33:43 EST 1998

In article <35887EF0.F02 at unet.univie.ac.at>,
"Willem H. Rijks" <a9703595 at unet.univie.ac.at> wrote:

>It is rather odd statement, because it is the normal way research try
>for example to improve drugtreatment with schizophrenia.
>And anyway, most research starts with ideas

True, but in actual practice there are tons of other considerations. A
diagnosis like "acute psychosis" is much more popular these days than
"schizophrenia" - also because pharmacological treatment is favored over
therapy based on communicative notions like double binds. It's not that
those notions have been proven wrong; it's just that the therapeutic
consequences were considered too expensive, especially since
pharmacological innovation has delivered drugs that will eliminate some of
the symptoms quicker and cheaper.


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