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# Psychiatrist: In treating first-year students at this university, I

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Psychiatrist: In treating first-year students at this university, I have noticed that those reporting the highest levels of spending on recreation score at about the same level on standard screening instruments for anxiety and depression as those reporting the lowest levels of spending on recreation. This suggests that the first-year students with high levels of spending on recreation could reduce that spending without increasing their anxiety or depression.

Each of the following, if true, strengthens the psychiatrist’s argument EXCEPT:

(A) At other universities, first-year students reporting the highest levels of spending on recreation also show the same degree of anxiety and depression as do those reporting the lowest levels of such spending.
(B) Screening of first-year students at the university who report moderate levels of spending on recreation reveals that those students are less anxious and depressed than both those with the highest and those with the lowest levels of spending on recreation.
(C) Among adults between the ages of 40 and 60, increased levels of spending on recreation are strongly correlated with decreased levels of anxiety and depression.
(D) The screening instruments used by the psychiatrist are extremely accurate in revealing levels of anxiety and depression among university students.
(E) Several of the psychiatrist’s patients who are first‑year students at the university have reduced their spending on recreation from very high levels to very low levels without increasing their anxiety or depression.

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Re: Psychiatrist: In treating first-year students at this university, I  [#permalink]

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28 Aug 2018, 19:42
[quote="Akela"]Psychiatrist: In treating first-year students at this university, I have noticed that those reporting the highest levels of spending on recreation score at about the same level on standard screening instruments for anxiety and depression as those reporting the lowest levels of spending on recreation. This suggests that the first-year students with high levels of spending on recreation could reduce that spending without increasing their anxiety or depression.

Rephrase the para
the Paris is that the first year students spending the maximum on the recreation have same level of anxiety and depression as of those spending the least on Recreation.
The para further suggests and concludes that the first year students who are spending the maximum on Recreation can reduce the spending on Recreation without affecting the anxiety or depression

Each of the following, if true, strengthens the psychiatrist’s argument EXCEPT:

(A) At other universities, first-year students reporting the highest levels of spending on recreation also show the same degree of anxiety and depression as do those reporting the lowest levels of such spending.
so it strengthens the argument as it tells us that this is not an isolated case just in this university

(B) Screening of first-year students at the university who report moderate levels of spending on recreation reveals that those students are less anxious and depressed than both those with the highest and those with the lowest levels of spending on recreation.
this tells us that's so being anxious and depressed does not depend on your spending on recreation so those with high spending on recreation can reduce the spending

(C) Among adults between the ages of 40 and 60, increased levels of spending on recreation are strongly correlated with decreased levels of anxiety and depression.
this choice talks of adults between the ages of 40 and 60 where as the argument talks of the first year students and also the choice speaks opposite of what is given in the argument. Does not strengthen

(D) The screening instruments used by the psychiatrist are extremely accurate in revealing levels of anxiety and depression among university students.
this choice tells us that anxiety and depression have been calculated accurately

(E) Several of the psychiatrist’s patients who are first‑year students at the university have reduced their spending on recreation from very high levels to very low levels without increasing their anxiety or depression.
this clearly gives evidence supporting the argument

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