Next therapy & psychiatry session, ask your provider one simple question:

“What hard quantitative data did we collect today & how does this data apply to my goals?”

Or really Stump-the-Booey & ask further:

“What’s the accuracy, precision & standard deviation of error for this data?”

Befuddled beware.

Welcome to science.
Author’s Note: Accuracy, precision and standard deviations of error are fundamental considerations for any hard data-driven science known to humankind. Every piece of data collected applies these concepts. Their lack of consideration in mental health services speaks to the problematic subjective qualitative nature of the “sciences” in general.

You can measure precision by calculating the average of the differences in measurements (average deviation). Accuracy relates to how close data is to actual values (ex: how close a dart is to bullseye). Precision is how close data values are to each other (how clustered/close multiple darts are to each other). Data can be precise without being accurate. For ideal high quality results, measured data are both precise and accurate.

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