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Are Self-Help books helpful or harmful?

Many psychiatrists believe that most self-help books make "overblown claims" that can lead individuals to blame themselves when the methods don't work, thus causing them to feel worse. Also, most professionals with a strong scientific background state that self-help books have little if any scientific efficacy. What is your take on "self-help" especially of the New Age variety?

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Tamara Wilhite (tamarawilhite) says

8 months ago
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    savvydating 8 months ago

    A well-rounded answer, Tamara. I very much appreciate your specificity.

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aidenw says

7 months ago
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    savvydating 7 months ago

    Hello Aiden. (What a great name.) I appreciate your looking beyond the reservations I listed in order to share your personsal experience. Your comment is that of a person who is thoughtful and who also takes responsibility for his personal growth!

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