While your particular story ended well, the hard fact is that psychoanalysis has harmed far more patients than it has ever helped. And that's not surprising because it's the worst sort of pseudo-science, based entirely on risible assertions that are evolutionarily impossible. All Freud did was recast Christian mythology, transforming the father, son, and holy ghost into the super-ego, ego, and id. It is shameful that generations have passed, real science has made leaps and bounds, and yet there are still people making a living from selling the snake-oil of psychotherapy to gullible and desperate clients. Psychotherapy may be a harmless indulgence for Hollywood celebrities, akin to healing crystals and detox foot baths and astrology and tarot cards, but for people in real need it is an unmitigated catastrophe.

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