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Psychiatrist: We are learning that neurochemical imbalances

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Psychiatrist: We are learning that neurochemical imbalances [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2006, 20:06
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Psychiatrist: We are learning that neurochemical imbalances can cause behavior ranging from extreme mental illness to less serious but irritating behavior such as obsessive fantasizing, petulance, or embarrassment. These findings will promote compassion and tolerance when looking at a mental illness, quirk, or mere difference between two persons, since being mentally healthy can now begin to be seen as simply having the same neurochemical balances as most people.

Which one of the following most accurately expresses the conclusion of the psychiatrist’s argument?

(A) Understanding the role of the neurochemical in behavior will foster empathy toward others.
(B) Neurochemical imbalances can cause mental illness and other behaviors.
(C) Neurochemical balances and imbalances are the main determinants of mental behavior.
(D) Being mentally healthy is a matter of having the same neurochemical balances as most people.
(E) Advances in neurochemistry enhance our theories of mental illness.
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Re: CR - Psychiatrist [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2006, 20:26
I would go with A

B, C, D, E all make sense but are all too extreme.

The author says "we are learning that...can cause" so nothing is certain yet.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2006, 02:03
I would go with D.
Not A because passage says about showing compassion etc not empathize.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2006, 03:23
I would choose C...
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2006, 04:55
I'll go with A.

These findings will promote compassion and tolerance when looking at a mental illness, quirk, or mere difference between two persons, since being mentally healthy can now begin to be seen as simply having the same neurochemical balances as most people.

I think the boldfaced section above forms the conclusion.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2006, 05:29
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I'll go with A.

These findings will promote compassion and tolerance when looking at a mental illness, quirk, or mere difference between two persons, since being mentally healthy can now begin to be seen as simply having the same neurochemical balances as most people.

I think the boldfaced section above forms the conclusion.


I agree that the findings will evoke sympathy. But empathy.. isnt that too extreme. I know that the OA is A, but I am not able to understand why.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2006, 07:22
I think it's a classic CR problem. Wonder if it had appered in GMAT.

Let me break down the Arguement in its sub-parts.

Psychiatrist: We are learning that neurochemical imbalances can cause behavior ranging from extreme mental illness to less serious but irritating behavior such as obsessive fantasizing, petulance, or embarrassment. These findings will promote compassion and tolerance when looking at a mental illness, quirk, or mere difference between two persons, since being mentally healthy can now begin to be seen as simply having the same neurochemical balances as most people.

This arguement consists of premises, an intermediate conclusion and the main conclusion.

Premise: We are learning that neurochemical imbalances can cause behavior ranging from extreme mental illness to less serious but irritating behavior such as obsessive fantasizing, petulance, or embarrassment.

Intermediate conclusion: since being mentally healthy can now begin to be seen as simply having the same neurochemical balances as most people.

Conclusion: These findings will promote compassion and tolerance when looking at a mental illness, quirk, or mere difference between two persons

A premise, intermediate conclusion and conclusion can come in any order with-in an arguement. One of the ways to identify a conclusion is to see if it receives support from any other part of the Arguement. If it does, then is it being used further, if yes then it is an intermediate conclusion otherwise it is a main conclusion.

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