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Discontinuation of most habit forming drugs cause emotional [#permalink] New post 18 May 2013, 04:21
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Discontinuation of most habit forming drugs cause emotional depression. While recreational activities can help reduce the amount of emotional depression caused while discontinuing such drugs, some emotional depression is unlikely to be preventable.

The information above most strongly supports which one of the following?

A) A physician should not discontinue any habit forming drug for a patient if that patient is already emotionally depressed.
B) People who are suffering from emotional depression should not ask their doctors to discontinue a habit forming drug.
C) At least some patients who discontinued habit forming drugs were emotionally depressed as a result of the discontinuation.
D) The emotional depression experienced by patients discontinuing habit forming drugs should be attributed to lack of recreational activities.
E) All patients discontinuing habit forming drugs should engage themselves in recreational activities to prevent themselves from emotional depression.

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Re: Discontinuation of most habit forming drugs cause emotional [#permalink] New post 18 May 2013, 07:00
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It always helps to check the viablity of the mildest statement for inference questions and if it checks out then that is the answer.

C is clearly the mildest of the lot and is clearly in line with the argument.
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Re: Discontinuation of most habit forming drugs cause emotional [#permalink] New post 18 May 2013, 07:07
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Discontinuation of most habit forming drugs cause emotional depression. While recreational activities can help reduce the amount of emotional depression caused while discontinuing such drugs, some emotional depression is unlikely to be preventable.

The information above most strongly supports which one of the following?

A) A physician should not discontinue any habit forming drug for a patient if that patient is already emotionally depressed. - "should not" is too strong. also a physician can discontinue habit forming drugs and opt for recreational activity. WRONG
B) People who are suffering from emotional depression should not ask their doctors to discontinue a habit forming drug. - Again, as stated in A, the patients can ask to discontinue the drug and opt for recreational activity. WRONG.
C) At least some patients who discontinued habit forming drugs were emotionally depressed as a result of the discontinuation. - "at least" is the key. it says some people suffer from depression when they discontinue drugs. SUPPORTS the statement. CORRECT
D) The emotional depression experienced by patients discontinuing habit forming drugs should be attributed to lack of recreational activities. - WRONG. emotional depression is not due to lack of recreational acctivity.
E) All patients discontinuing habit forming drugs should engage themselves in recreational activities to prevent themselves from emotional depression. - Not sure. recreational activities will not PREVENT, but only REDUCE. WRONG.

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Re: Discontinuation of most habit forming drugs cause emotional [#permalink] New post 18 May 2013, 09:58
IMO C
This is the only option which is sure to happen. Other options are either too strong or take too many assumptions.
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Re: Discontinuation of most habit forming drugs cause emotional [#permalink] New post 18 May 2013, 10:32
Is All in option E extreme? I saw both C and E equally correct. Finally went for E, though most of the fellow members chose C.
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Re: Discontinuation of most habit forming drugs cause emotional [#permalink] New post 18 May 2013, 10:38
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Is All in option E extreme? I saw both C and E equally correct. Finally went for E, though most of the fellow members chose C.


E wont be correct because it clearly says that it can REDUCE and not PREVENT
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Re: Discontinuation of most habit forming drugs cause emotional [#permalink] New post 18 May 2013, 10:42
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atalpanditgmat wrote:
Is All in option E extreme? I saw both C and E equally correct. Finally went for E, though most of the fellow members chose C.


E wont be correct because it clearly says that it can REDUCE and not PREVENT


Aha! I missed that, thanks Ivyleague56...
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Re: Discontinuation of most habit forming drugs cause emotional [#permalink] New post 18 May 2013, 10:43
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Discontinuation of most habit forming drugs cause emotional depression. While recreational activities can help reduce the amount of emotional depression caused while discontinuing such drugs, some emotional depression is unlikely to be preventable.

The information above most strongly supports which one of the following?

A) A physician should not discontinue any habit forming drug for a patient if that patient is already emotionally depressed.
B) People who are suffering from emotional depression should not ask their doctors to discontinue a habit forming drug.
C) At least some patients who discontinued habit forming drugs were emotionally depressed as a result of the discontinuation.
D) The emotional depression experienced by patients discontinuing habit forming drugs should be attributed to lack of recreational activities.
E) All patients discontinuing habit forming drugs should engage themselves in recreational activities to prevent themselves from emotional depression.

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Well Quick line of thought:

(1). DC of Habit forming drugs => ED
(2). REC ACT. => REDUCTION in ED while DC of HFD
(3).But some ED likely to be unpreventable.


Above three implies that there MUST be some patients who DISC HB drugs were ED as a result of DISC of HF drugs.

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Re: Discontinuation of most habit forming drugs cause emotional [#permalink] New post 18 May 2013, 19:09
The answer is clearly C.
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Re: Discontinuation of most habit forming drugs cause emotional [#permalink] New post 20 May 2013, 13:18
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Discontinuation of most habit forming drugs cause emotional depression. While recreational activities can help reduce the amount of emotional depression caused while discontinuing such drugs, some emotional depression is unlikely to be preventable.

The information above most strongly supports which one of the following?

There is a causal relationship in the argument. The argument says that discontinuation of “most” (not all) habit forming drugs causes emotional depression. The conclusion is that some weight gain is unlikely to be preventable. The second premise also indicates that the amount of emotional depression can be reduced; not that recreational activities can stop emotional depression. This is a conclusion question; therefore the correct answer choice must be true according to the stimulus.

(A) A physician should not discontinue any habit forming drug for a patient if that patient is already emotionally depressed.

The stimulus states that most habit forming drugs can cause emotional depression, leaving open the possibility that some do not. Furthermore, the stimulus does not address the role of a physician or the advisability of prescribing certain drugs under certain conditions.

(B) People who are suffering from emotional depression should not ask their doctors to discontinue a habit forming drug.

The stimulus allows for habit forming drugs that do not cause emotional depression. Not supported by the argument.

(C) At least some patients who discontinued habit forming drugs were emotionally depressed as a result of the discontinuation.

Correct. Some individuals taking habit forming drugs that cause emotional depression will be emotionally depressed even though recreational activities can reduce the amount of the depression.

(D) The emotional depression experienced by patients discontinuing habit forming drugs should be attributed to lack of recreational activities.

This is an Opposite answer; the stimulus indicates that people discontinuing habit forming drugs will be emotionally depressed regardless of whether they engage themselves in recreational. Thus, the emotional depression cannot be attributed to a lack of recreational activities.

(E) All patients discontinuing habit forming drugs should engage themselves in recreational activities to prevent themselves from emotional depression.

This answer is too strong; not all patients necessarily discontinuing habit forming drugs that cause weight gain, so those that do not discontinue taking those drugs might not need to engage themselves in recreational activities to prevent themselves from emotional depression.
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