Psychoquackery: Discredited Treatments in Mental Health and the Addictions
This article aims to establish a professional consensus on discredited treatments for addictions and mental health. Doing so may counter the widespread tendency for professionals to practice (or repeat) what they have been taught by their mentors or authorities. Many of the treatment methods taught just two decades ago as state of the art are now regarded as contraindicated. Also, establishing an expert consensus can counter the professional equivalent of urban myths, encourage critical thinking, and allow us to educate consumers when they inquire about such methods.