Self Help addiction
There are far too many people on this forum who are self-help junkies. This is obvious every time someone uses jargon (your happy place, your inner child, etc.) or recommends yet another mainstream self-help book.
The vast majority of self-help books are garbage. They take complex issues and oversimplify them. They pass off slogans and common sense as professional advice. But, more than anything else, the majority of these blame the person seeking help. If it isn't working for you then you aren't trying hard enough or you aren't motivated enough or you are too repressed, etc.
I've seen at least one person talk about using hypnosis to try recover memories of sexual abuse. Do you have any idea how dangerous this is? I've never heard of anyone who recovered real memories of abuse, but the literature is full of people who recovered false ones. This type of quack psychology has even given rise to the false diagnosis of multiple personality disorder. There has yet to be a single case of this documented since the first case of Eve White was copied from the fictional book, "The Bird's Nest".
The mother of all self help programs, Alcoholics Anonymous, only has a success rate of 5%. This is barely distinguishable from the 3% improvement of people who do nothing. 12 step programs are a good way of making money for people who write books but little else. Men are not from Mars; women are not from Venus and self-help books don't actually help.