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There is very little scientific evidence of the benefits of psychology. I read one recent study which showed that neurotic individuals actually stabilize on their own at a higher rate than those who seek therapy. This is no surprise, as the foundations of psychology are literally fiction.<ref>[http://voxday.blogspot.com/2016/02/psychologist-heal-thyself.html Psychologist, heal thyself]</ref>}}
==== The atheist psychologist Sigmund Freud promoted pseudoscience ====
 
[[Image:freud-thumb.jpg|right|200px|thumb|[[Sigmund Freud]] in his laboratory]]
 
''See also:'' [[Sigmund Freud's view of religion]] and [[Atheism and depression]] and [[Atheism and suicide]]
 
[[Sigmund Freud]] and the atheistic and pseudoscientific [[Sigmund Freud|Freudian]] [[psychoanalysis]] has had a cultish following.<ref>[http://www.csulb.edu/~kmacd/paper-CrewsFreud.html The Freudian psychoanalysis cult] by Kevin MacDonald, Ph.D.</ref><ref>[http://archive.spectator.co.uk/article/5th-october-1985/32/the-pretensions-of-the-freudian-cult The pretensions of the Freudian cult by Thomas Szasz, ''The Spectator'', 4 OCTOBER 1985, Page 32]</ref> See also: [[Atheist cults]]
 
Freud was a proponent of the notion that theism was detrimental to mental health.<ref name="christtoday">McGrath, Alister (February 28, 2005). [http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2005/003/21.36.html "The twilight of atheism"]. ''Christianity Today'' website. Retrieved on May 23, 2015.</ref> [[Oxford]] Professor [[Alister McGrath]], author of the book ''The Twilight of Atheism'', stated the following regarding Freud:
{{cquote|One of the most important criticisms that Sigmund Freud directed against religion was that it encourages unhealthy and dysfunctional outlooks on life. Having dismissed religion as an illusion, Freud went on to argue that it is a negative factor in personal development. At times, Freud's influence has been such that the elimination of a person's religious beliefs has been seen as a precondition for mental health.
 
Freud is now a fallen idol, the fall having been all the heavier for its postponement. There is now growing awareness of the importance of spirituality in health care, both as a positive factor in relation to well-being and as an issue to which patients have a right. The "Spirituality and Healing in Medicine" conference sponsored by [[Harvard]] Medical School in 1998 brought reports that 86 percent of Americans as a whole, 99 percent of family physicians, and 94 percent of HMO professionals believe that prayer, meditation, and other spiritual and religious practices exercise a major positive role within the healing process.<ref name="christtoday">http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2005/march/21.36.html</ref>}}
 
The prestigious [[Mayo Clinic]] reported on December 11, 2001:
{{cquote|In an article also published in this issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Mayo Clinic researchers reviewed published studies, meta-analyses, systematic reviews and subject reviews that examined the association between religious involvement and spirituality and physical health, mental health, health-related quality of life and other health outcomes.
 
The authors report a majority of the nearly 350 studies of physical health and 850 studies of mental health that have used religious and spiritual variables have found that religious involvement and spirituality are associated with better health outcomes.<ref name="Mayo">Mueller, Dr. Paul S. et al. (December 2001). [http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196%2811%2962799-7/fulltext "Religious involvement, spirituality, and medicine: implications for clinical practice"]. ''Mayo Clinic Proceedings'' vol. 76:12, pp. 1225-1235. Retrieved from Mayo Clinic Proceedings website on July 20, 2014.</ref>}}
== Millennials, secular leftism, Donald Trump's victory and mental illness ==