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Therapists find that treatment of those people who seek hel

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Therapists find that treatment of those people who seek help because they are unable to stop smoking or overeating is rarely successful. From these experiences, therapists have concluded that such habits are intractable and that success in breaking them is rare.

As surveys show, millions of people have dropped the habit of smoking, and many people have successfully managed a substantial weight loss.

If all of the statements above are correct, an explanation that resolves their apparent contradiction is provided by the hypothesis that

(A) there have been some successes in therapy, and, those successes were counted in the surveys
(B) it is easier to stop smoking than it is to stop overeating
(C) it is easy to break the habits of smoking and overeating by exercising willpower
(D) the group of people selected for the surveys did not include those who failed to break their habits even after therapy
(E) those who succeed in curing themselves do not go for treatment and so are not included in the therapists' data
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Re: Therapists find that treatment of those people who seek hel [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2019, 00:50
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Re: Therapists find that treatment of those people who seek hel [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2019, 02:19
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Actually the question implies that who stop smoking are > of those were NOT

(A) there have been some successes in therapy, and, those successes were counted in the surveys


Some success is a tricky word. Actually, it means some \(\geqslant\) 1 and could be endless. This answer does not resolve our paradox


(B) it is easier to stop smoking than it is to stop overeating

Vague as it is formulated

(C) it is easy to break the habits of smoking and overeating by exercising willpower

No information if exercising can do that in helping

(D) the group of people selected for the surveys did not include those who failed to break their habits even after therapy

those included AFTER therapy does not help us. whatsoever

(E) those who succeed in curing themselves do not go for treatment and so are not included in the therapists' data

Correct. a bunch of people was not included in the survey. If yes, they showed us why who no longer smoke > who does not

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Re: Therapists find that treatment of those people who seek hel   [#permalink] 24 Feb 2019, 02:19
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