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Re: Podcast Topic suggestions
« Reply #600 on: January 30, 2018, 01:38:03 PM »
Well, since you're using skepdic as a source, here's what he says about CBT:

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There are many types of psychotherapy. Some have been empirically tested and are known to be very effective, such as cognitive therapy.

I'm also fairly certain Steve Novella and the NESS are not anti CBT, but I guess I could be wrong. At any rate, here's what science based medicine has to say:

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Only one of the many varieties of psychotherapy is supported by acceptable evidence: cognitive-behavioral therapy.

EMDR is summed up by skepdic as:

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eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR): cognitive behavioral therapy used in conjunction with having the patient follow a moving wand with his eyes (or listening to certain sounds) while concentrating on "the problem"; works just as well without the eye movements or the finger-snapping, but the distraction is a good marketing tool.

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Re: Podcast Topic suggestions
« Reply #601 on: January 30, 2018, 01:48:46 PM »
Yeah, it was the TL;DR rant and the CBT that made me initially dismissive. I did click links, but I didn't think it supported calling out psychology as quackery. YMMV
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« Reply #602 on: January 30, 2018, 01:53:37 PM »
My sister's had EMDR, and it did sound rather dodgy to me, but lumping CBT in with it as if it is unsupported by evidence seems like a stretch.
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« Reply #603 on: February 03, 2018, 05:25:57 AM »
Oh, and just to point this out, but
your 'Psych' chat on episode #654
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Cara Santa Maria is doing a Phd? Will that allow her to describe herself as "Doctor" to any patients?
Here in the UK that would be criminal offences -
Medical Act 1983 -
Penalty for pretending to be registered -
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1983/54/section/49
Penalty for pretending to hold a licence to practise -
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1983/54/section/49A
Misconduct in Public Office -
http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/l_to_o/misconduct_in_public_office/

But that doesn't stop Quackademics from swanning around the NHS calling themselves "Doctor".
https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/search?collection=profiles&gscope1=1&form=search-en&query=psychology
psychiatrists actually do go to medical school, which is what Cara was explicitly referring to in that segment. Also EMDR was not mentioned in the episode as far as I could tell.
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Re: Podcast Topic suggestions
« Reply #604 on: February 04, 2018, 02:06:24 PM »
What a couple of vile lowlife hate trolls.
This is unnecessary, and if you would care to check your tone, I might be inclined to discuss the issue with you.

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Re: Podcast Topic suggestions
« Reply #605 on: February 23, 2018, 08:12:25 AM »
Hey guys,

I know EMF is 'le bullcrap', but I've come across a new and upcoming movement that is organizing itself professionally against the new 5G telephone networks. (https://www.facebook.com/groups/stop5g/)
At first I thought, "Haven't we been here before? Like.. multiple times? Isn't 5G is just more of the same?"

But 5G seems to be a little more than just another iteration, mainly:
* The use of 28 to 60 GHz millimeter wave
* And instead of a cloud of radiowaves, it seems to be very directional and short distance (I'm even wondering if they are not just trying to reinvent the wheel.. because I already have device at home that does fast and short distance.. its called WiFi :P)

Of course EMF has been debunked before.. but there are some new claims made.. some claims specifically because 5G works differently from 4G..

I searched the NeuroLogica Blog on EMF information specifically related to 5G but could not find the information needed to educate myself (and possibly them).
The WHO classified 5G to be a group 2B health concern, which is not a strong classification.

Their facebook group has loads of pictures with slogans and claims that sound new to my ears. Also quite some anti-5G websites out there..

Cheers!

 

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