Re: thoughts on psychotherapy

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Thu Jul 06 2000 - 12:35:45 MDT wrote:
> In a message dated 7/6/2000 9:02:27 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> writes:
> > > Experiment demonstrates that psychotherapy produces
> > > results slightly
> > > worse than a control group in which patients just
> > > talk to a random
> > > person for an hour.
> Please give your source

That was me, not JonathanR.
The source should be listed in the book I cited, "House of Cards". I
don't remember the source's name, but I do remember that a source was
given in standard bibliographic format.

MITECS (The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences) contains a
passing reference to "markedly inconclusive" experiments, citing:
Eysenck, H. and G. Wilson, Eds (1973). _The Experimental Study of
Freudian Theories_. London: Methuen. However, I don't think that was
the source I remember.

--    Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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