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No, not that kind of baked.
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As a form of therapy have the patient think up ideas to cure
him or her self no matter how improbable the idea.
This would purely be an excersize and all ideas would have
to be nondestructive of course.
||It might help with certain kinds of neurosis that like to play games of "yes, but" by forcing people to think positively about themselves. Not funny in general - mental illness sucks.
||When Vincent van Gogh was in an asylum in St. Remy, he proposed that he could cure his disease once and for all by moving out of the south of France. It turned out he was wrong, and his subsequent suicide may have resulted partly from his despair after discovering the ineffectiveness of his "cure."