Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Some books and articles on Science and lack of it in Mental Health Treatment.

Distinction between Science and Pseudoscience.

1. Wikepedia Pseudoscience
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudoscience


Skeptics Quack Watch
2. Article by Rory Coker, Ph.D. "Distinguishing Science and Pseudoscience"
http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/pseudo.html

3. Scott O. Lilienfeld, Steven Jay Lynn, Jeffrey M. Lohr "Science and pseudoscience in clinical psychology" here is a little --Youtube I have not hear yet, but seems to be accurate http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7766-w3luyw

4. "The Great Ideas of Clinical Science: 17 Principles that Every Mental Health Professional Should Understand"  Scott O. Lilienfeld, William T. O'Donohue

5. One final article which is very important is "Why Bogus Therapies Seem to Work" by Barry L. Beyerstein PhD.
I feel shamed and betrayed by my own profession. I have read each and every one of this books
and articles. I have become such an skeptic about mental health and substance use disorder
treatment that each time I hear a claim be made by even some of this authors I check and double
check most of their work. It is tiring but nevertheless I have been hot aired so much I feel that
treatment has devastated my life both economically and socially. Before I die, I have made my
commitment to assure that patients learn about the need for science and the fact that we
are being bamboozled by people who maybe nice some times, but are nevertheless quacks.

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