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"If it was a drug that made you taller, and you were a male human in America, it would add 1.2 inches to your height. The standard deviation is 3 inches, and the average height is 5’9”. To quote Skee-Lo: If you wished you were a little bit taller, lithium-effect size improvement would do it. If you wished you were a baller, this would not be a reasonable outcome to expect. For symptoms, it’s not a six-four Impala."

That's... that's potentially the greatest explanation of anything I've ever heard.

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This was a relatively late addition to the piece, so I'm really happy that it works for you! How to illustrate effect size is a nontrivial problem. I appreciate your crowd validation of my approach ;)

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Feb 15, 2023Liked by Owen Scott Muir, M.D

This is fantastic!

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Thanks so much!

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