Re: Questions about Scientology? [STRIKE]Psych[/STRIKE]Scientology Iatrogenic pathologies within the field of [STRIKE]Psych[/STRIKE]Scientology. In most cases, [STRIKE]Psych[/STRIKE]Scientology can play a vital role in enabling people to manage emotional or psychological stress. However, it is suspected that at times the actions and dialect within some [STRIKE]Psych[/STRIKE]Scientological [STRIKE]therapy sessions[/STRIKE] auditing can inadvertently or perhaps even deliberately cause certain symptoms to manifest - perhaps stemming from the patient's attempt to conform to what they may perceive to be the [STRIKE]practitioners[/STRIKE]auditors wishes or expectations. This is a form of [STRIKE]social[/STRIKE] cult reinforcement and can have counter-productive effects [STRIKE]both[/STRIKE] upon the [STRIKE]therapeutic relationship as well as the[/STRIKE] general well being of the patient. The controversial diagnosis of Dissociative Identity Disorder, formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder, is sometimes cited as a possible iatrogenic pathology. Other psychological pathologies may also be created or augmented in a similar way. Dispute Sometimes, there is some difficulty in determining when a disorder is actually caused by [STRIKE]professional[/STRIKE] intervention. Other possibilities include: Patients dishonestly reporting illness [STRIKE]to gain attention or sympathy, for example, a patient suffering from Munchausen Syndrome[/STRIKE] keep the stats up guys [STRIKE]Patients deliberately seeking medical or psychological treatment they know may cause them to somehow become ill, with the intent of monetary gain through a subsequent medical malpractice suit[/STRIKE] one way exchange Incorrect [STRIKE]professional[/STRIKE] diagnosis Sounds familiar Inexperience of the practitioner I would never imply auditors are dangerous and incompetent. WOULD I?