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# Anyone who has lost the faculty of speech because of significant stres

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Anyone who has lost the faculty of speech because of significant stress is offered hypnotherapy. However, only 90 percent of these patients can talk again after treatment. Obviously, it can be concluded that doctors are not always honest with their patients and sometimes knowingly offer hypnotherapy to people whom it will not help.

Which of the following, if true, would most weaken the argument above?

A) All patients who agree to undergo hypnotherapy following loss of the faculty of speech because of significant stress are warned about possible complications or dangers.
B) Sometimes people who have lost the faculty of speech because of stress can benefit from hypnotherapy even if it does not help them regain speech.
C) Many have lost the faculty of speech but never experienced significant stress.
D) Hypnotherapy is often used to determine whether a person is faking or has indeed lost the faculty of speech.
E) There is no sure way to determine whether hypnotherapy will help return the faculty of speech to a particular person who has lost it because of significant stress.

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Originally posted by Hadrienlbb on 25 Nov 2017, 14:35.
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26 Nov 2017, 02:23
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Anyone who has lost the faculty of speech because of significant stress is offered hypnotherapy. However, only 90 percent of these patients can talk again after treatment. Obviously, it can be concluded that doctors are not always honest with their patients and sometimes knowingly offer hypnotherapy to people whom it will not help.

Which of the following, if true, would most weaken the argument above?

A) All patients who agree to undergo hypnotherapy following loss of the faculty of speech because of significant stress are warned about possible complications or dangers.
B) Sometimes people who have lost the faculty of speech because of stress can benefit from hypnotherapy even if it does not help them regain speech.
C) Many have lost the faculty of speech but never experienced significant stress.
D) Hypnotherapy is often used to determine whether a person is faking or has indeed lost the faculty of speech.
E) There is no sure way to determine whether hypnotherapy will help return the faculty of speech to a particular person who has lost it because of significant stress.

The main point in the PARA is that all 100% do not recover through hypnotherapy, so doctors recommending in these 10% are NOT honest and knowingly send the patients through the treatment knowing that they will not get benefited..

we have to WEAKEN the argument so answer should generally tell us that the doctors are NOT dishonest.

lets see the choices

A) All patients who agree to undergo hypnotherapy following loss of the faculty of speech because of significant stress are warned about possible complications or dangers.
Doesn't help in saying that the docs are not dishonest

B) Sometimes people who have lost the faculty of speech because of stress can benefit from hypnotherapy even if it does not help them regain speech.
again out of scope

C) Many have lost the faculty of speech but never experienced significant stress.
Nothing much again

D) Hypnotherapy is often used to determine whether a person is faking or has indeed lost the faculty of speech.
We are not talking of benefits and flaws of a type of treatment

E) There is no sure way to determine whether hypnotherapy will help return the faculty of speech to a particular person who has lost it because of significant stress.
CORRECT.. if there is not a 100% way to tell if a patient requires a therapy or not, it gives another reason for people not benefiting from hypnotherapy

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06 Dec 2017, 15:53
this is a non-gmat question, and I believe this question has poor quality.
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08 Dec 2017, 18:52
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chesstitans wrote:
this is a non-gmat question, and I believe this question has poor quality.

Hi Chesstitans! You are right, this is not an official GMAT question. Then again, most questions on GmatClub are not official GMAT ones, and it doesn't make them less valuable. This one is from GoGmat / OptimusPrep. After going through all CR of OG 12th edition, 2018, and taking the GMAT, I'm not sure I would agree to say this is poor quality. I would agree to say that's a tricky one though.
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Updated on: 08 Dec 2017, 19:22
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chesstitans wrote:
this is a non-gmat question, and I believe this question has poor quality.

Hi Chesstitans! You are right, this is not an official GMAT question. Then again, most questions on GmatClub are not official GMAT ones, and it doesn't make them less valuable. This one is from GoGmat / OptimusPrep. After going through all CR of OG 12th edition, 2018, and taking the GMAT, I'm not sure I would agree to say this is poor quality. I would agree to say that's a tricky one though.

optimusprep is a reliable source, the question needs to include such source in its title.
I was not able to find the source of this question from the Internet.

About the quality, well, since there is no obvious common pattern in 5 option choices, and since the argument is not clearly written, I believe this question should be modified.

Perhaps, the pattern in E is that the possibility of uncertainty has not been eliminated.

Originally posted by chesstitans on 08 Dec 2017, 19:18.
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08 Dec 2017, 19:22
chesstitans wrote:
chesstitans wrote:
this is a non-gmat question, and I believe this question has poor quality.

Hi Chesstitans! You are right, this is not an official GMAT question. Then again, most questions on GmatClub are not official GMAT ones, and it doesn't make them less valuable. This one is from GoGmat / OptimusPrep. After going through all CR of OG 12th edition, 2018, and taking the GMAT, I'm not sure I would agree to say this is poor quality. I would agree to say that's a tricky one though.

optimusprep is a reliable source, the question needs to include such source in its title.
I was not able to find the source of this question from the Internet.

About the quality, well, since there is no obvious common pattern in 5 option choices, and since the argument is not clearly written, I believe this question should be modified.

You are right, I should have included the source in my original post. I edited it to indicate this information (I was not able to edit the tags, but I believe OptimusPrep is not part of the list anyways). Thanks for pointing this out!
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08 Dec 2017, 19:25
Perhaps, the pattern in E is that there is still a possibility that the therapy is not 100% successful.
B,C,D are surely eliminated.
A is a shell game b/c A is about the possible dangers, not about possible failures of the therapy.
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