1-10 Hope may lead to unrealistic expectations

Hope can be a good thing, but sometimes people in need or desperation hope that treatments will work and assume they cannot do any harm. Similarly, fear can lead people to use treatments that may not work and can cause harm. As a result, they may waste time and money on treatments that have never been shown to be useful, or may actually cause harm.

Do not assume that a treatment is beneficial or safe, or that it is worth whatever it costs, simply because you hope that it might help.

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