Psychiatric treatment type or treatment length is irrelevant
Psychiatry is Junk science
No scientific data that Psychiatry works!
"If these shocking presumptions were not an actual description of the
current state of the Psychology industry, they might be laughable. But
regrettably, these simplistic theories are widely applied and widely accepted
in a society that naively trusts psychologists to be scientific and
objective, optimistic and positive, and caring and other-oriented." (Manufacturing Victims,
Dr. Tana Dineen, 2001, p 266)
How patients are treated doesn't
make any difference.
Most improvement is within the
first 10 sessions.
Long term treatment ineffective:
- However, Orlinsky and Howard concluded that there is no consistent evidence that any specific form of therapy
produces better results than any other, whether it be individual or group
therapy or family counseling, or short- compared to long-term treatment.
Similarly, studies have shown that the length or
intensity of treatment has no appreciable effect on the improvement of
clients and that, despite loud arguments for long-term therapy,
most change occurs in the first ten sessions.
Dr. Tana Dineen, 2001, p 118)
- "Surveys show that of patients who spend upwards of
350 hours on the psychoanalyst's couch to get better-two out of three show
some improvement over a period of years. The fly in that particular
ointment, however, is that the same percentage get
better without analysis or under the care of a regular physician.
As a matter of fact, that same ratio-two out of
three people-got better in mental hospitals a hundred years ago. .
. . Patients get better regardless of what is done
to them. Unfortunately the analyst often interprets improvement as
a result of his treatment. It does not bother him that other people use
other methods with equal effect-hypnosis, electric shock, cold baths, the
laying on of hands, the pulling out of teeth to remove foci of infection,
suggestion, dummy pills, confession, prayer." (Dr. H. J. Eysenck, 1n
Time Magazine, February 14, 1964, p. 43.)
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