By Michael Anestis, M.S.
What does science have to do with it?
“Clinicalis a field full of individuals who share a common desire: to help those suffering with reclaim their lives. This shared goal, however, is one of the few ideas on which nearly all agree. One particularly contentious issue is the role of science in our conceptualization of and treatment of mental illness. Some share my belief that our best path toward understanding and successfully treating mental illness is vigorous scientific study. Others believe that science is not capable of answering the questions that bring clients to their offices.”
Mike Anestis is a doctoral candidate in the clinical psychology department at Florida State University and a psychology resident at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Reprint by permission. Accessed 2/1/11.