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selling --Guidelines from St. james

Posted by shar on May 22, 2003, at 18:06:57

In reply to Re: redirest question, bob....=:), posted by stjames on May 21, 2003, at 22:35:23

St. James:
Excellent information, esp. about the "cure" part.
> How do i judge if someone is selling or not:
> 1) most mentally ill have long treatment histories and lots to say and ask. I suspect those who pop out of nowhere and say "I have been cured by xxx"
> and have nothing else to say.
> 2) The word "cure" is a tip off. there is no cure
> for mental illness, yet. If a poster did not use the work "cure" I would tend to not discount their claims so quickly
> 3) the grander the claim the better the proof better be.
> 4) if someone posted that a new compound cured them I would tend to suspect this less than posting about things people have taken for 1,000's
> of years. If an herb cured mental illness, for even a small number of people, it seems in the course of 1,000's of years this would now be common knowlage.
> 5) this is a very common issue on many boards of many different subjects and others are able to discern who is selling.




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