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Why Your Doctor Matters More Than the Treatment.

The other day I read McKay, Imel and Wampold’s article on psychiatrist effects. Whoa. The researchers found that some psychiatrist help more client’s than others.

Of course.

But wait. It has nothing to do with the treatment. If a good psychiatrist and a bad psychiatrist give the same treatment, the good psychiatrist’s clients get better. The bad psychiatrist’s clients get worse. Yeah. Even when they give the same treatment one does better than the other.

The obvious question is “why?”