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  1. 1) Something be a number doesn’t make it objective. It can only be objective relative to that particular patient. Like/dislike ratio is only objective in the sense someone objectively hit the (dis)like button. 2) Not to a single one, no. It also cannot be diagnosed. Say you’re feeling sad, you say to a psychiatrist “I’m feeling sad, why is that?” they will say “you’re depressed”. If you ask how do they know you’re depressed, they’ll say it’s because you said you’re feeling sad. This sort of circular logic doesn’t make sense in the diagnosis of a disease. Maybe you’re sad because you lost your job, being sad in of itself is not an illness. Compare this to oncology. With lung cancer for example, it can be diagnosed through a lung biopsy, through blood test for circulating tumour DNA, through scans such as the PET scan, etc.
  2. Both of those things rely on something tangible though (besides the second is subjective FYI and only really used for triage). A like/dislike ratio is the result of people hitting buttons on their devices. Pain is the result of signals being sent to your brain, with the cause being able to be narrowed down and diagnosed. There is always physical counterpart to pain.
  3. Likes and dislikes objectively inform you how the audience that left a response responded to a certain video. The data is then subjectively interpreted (did they enjoy it due to the content, cinematography, etc.), but the data itself is universally understood. That is completely false analogy when it comes to psychiatry. In psychiatric diagnoses, there are NO objective measures whatsoever. At YouTube, a like will be registered as a like, no matter what. In the psychiatric profession, a psychiatrist makes a judgement on whether or not someone suffers from a purported disorder. In reality, there is little difference between a Buzzfeed quiz on which Game of Thrones character you are and a psychiatric assessment for depression. Why is it that psychiatry is not held to the same standards as oncology, rheumatology, cardiology, etc.? Diagnoses in these fields are replicable between professionals following multiple tests and biopsies. With psychiatry you may as well roll a die.
  4. The experiments can never be objective because they rely on subjective observations and self reporting. There has been no physical evidence whatsoever for the vast majority of psychiatry. Unlike for physical disease, there is no biopsy for any purported mental health disorder. You cannot objectively test for depression or anxiety like you can for cancer or bacterial infection. Hippocrates relied on the description of humor imbalances to describe illness. Anyone who would base treatment on such claims today would be called a quack. Today psychiatrists talk about ‘chemical imbalance’ in the brain (without ever having validated such claims). I think calling a duck a duck is appropriate here.
  5. Most psychiatry is quackery. When people equivocate psychiatry with medicine or try to put it as a field of medicine we end up with outcomes like this: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/03/07/nhs-transgender-clinic-accused-covering-negative-impacts-puberty/ Previous such outcomes included lobotomies, chemical castration of people with homosexual tendencies and the classification of runaway slaves as being mentally ill. Talk therapy may work because it is patient led, but there is no need for a psychiatrist to be involved. You don’t need training to know how to talk to someone, you need empathy.
  6. I think counselling (that is talking to someone) can be effective (it doesn't have to be a psychiatrist, it could be a religious figure, a mentor or even just a friend), along with taking little steps everyday to try and become the person you want to be are the most effective steps to achieving any change in behavior, lifestyle or feeling. The second part is easier said than done, but even something as simple as building up a habit like reading books on the train can help you achieve this. I hope you stick around the forum - it is quite dead now, but we have fun discussions from time to time.
  7. There is nothing to moderate anymore!
  8. @blueandpurple Sorry if this thread distressed you. While I am personally highly skeptical of psychiatry as a practice (or indeed, being labelled as a branch of medicine despite no objective validation), most of this thread is nearly 14 years old and was written at a time before there was as much information on the internet as there is today. I don't think anyone here was belittling people who have struggles like yours, rather they were just unaware of the struggle itself.
  9. I lost 8kg, not bad
  10. We do indeed. The Arabic word for blessing is barakah, which is regularly used in Islamic greetings, prayers and remembrance. In fact, the full Islamic greeting contains it: Salamu alaikum wa rahmat Allahi wa *barakathu* Which translates to: Peace and the mercy and blessings of Allah upon you. I hope this was of help Uncle Owen
  11. Slows down even earlier than that. Mine has started slowing down and I'm only 24. In winter people tend to gain weight though.
  12. I've gone full keto. Macros are: 65% Fats 30% Protein 5% Carbs Working out quite a bit too. Only doing this for 6-8 weeks to shed the little belly a desk job has given me.
  13. Posting here for reference! Hall of fame MM moment!
  14. Mo-

    FIFA 2018...

    Also to add: I'm only following the scores of this WC and live text feeds. I refuse to watch it live and give Putin's Russia advertisement revenue after the fact Russia unleashed a chemical weapon on Salisbury.
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    FIFA 2018...

    It was intentional so that we'd have an easier knockout stage. Coming second in the group means England wouldn't have had to face Argentina, France, Brazil or Belgium until the finals. Instead we will face Sweden, then Russia/Croatia and one of the aforementioned (most likely France) in the finals.
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