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SBE 2020: Submission Detail

ID Number: 51
Lead Author: LaMuth, John E
Abstract: In light of an overall communicational model for mental illness, the principles of the Scientific Method are necessarily employed: namely, (1) propose a hypothesis, (2) make predictions from that hypothesis, and (3) test the accuracy of the predictions within an experimental setting. According to Step (1), the major hypothesis has initially been established; namely, mental illness represents the transitional interplay of the double bind and counter double bind maneuvers in relation to the vices of excess. According to this radical interpretation, mental illness represents a concerted communicational process to transition into the realm of excess. ***(no license is required for this brief three sentence abstract/excerpt)

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