Combined Therapy Might Help A Broader Range Of Depressed Adolescents
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Simon Foster is a scientific researcher at the University of Zurich.

                       

Combined Therapy Might Help A Broader Range Of Depressed Adolescents

There is a well-known statisticians’ joke: with one foot in a bucket of boiling water and one in a bucket of ice water, you are, on average, comfortable. Looking at averages when comparing groups in a clinical trial -- for example, average depression scores for a placebo versus treatment group -- is firmly rooted in statistical theory and a meaningful thing to do. The question nevertheless arises whether group averages are sufficient to fully grasp a treatment’s effectiveness; as implied...

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