Conclusions not supported by data

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6971.57b (Published 07 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:57
  1. John Temple
  1. Part time lecturer in general practice Department of General Practice, Medical School, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2UH

    EDITOR,—D John Done and colleagues' conclusions—that abnormalities of social adjustment are detectable in childhood in some people who later develop psychotic illness—seem to go well beyond the data presented.1 It is difficult to see how comparing mean scores of groups at only two ages can reasonably lead to the conclusion that the rate of development of different components …

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