How would we know if psychotherapy were harmful?

@article{Dimidjian2010HowWW,
  title={How would we know if psychotherapy were harmful?},
  author={Sona Dimidjian and Steven D Hollon},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  year={2010},
  volume={65 1},
  pages={
          21-33
        }
}
Patients can be harmed by treatment or by the decisions that are made about those treatments. Although dramatic examples of harmful effects of psychotherapy have been reported, the full scope of the problem remains unclear. The field currently lacks consensus about how to detect harm and what to do about it when it occurs. In this article, we define the ways in which treatment (or the inferences about treatment) can do harm and discuss factors that complicate efforts to detect harm. We also… CONTINUE READING

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