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There have been several papers going against the effectiveness of NLP. One aggregate paper is referenced in the Wikipedia article on NLP, namely Witkowski (2010). However, NLP seems to encompass a wide variety of techniques. I'm particularly interested in the fast phobia cure.

Is there any empirical support for or against the fast phobia cure?


  • Witkowski, Tomasz (1 January 2010). "Thirty-Five Years of Research on Neuro-Linguistic Programming. NLP Research Data Base. State of the Art or Pseudoscientific Decoration?". Polish Psychological Bulletin 41 (2). doi:10.2478/v10059-010-0008-0.
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See this previous question for the issue of general scientific evaluation of NLP; With the aim of not closing this as a duplicate, I've edited your question to focus on the specific part of your question which is unique. –  Jeromy Anglim Aug 12 '13 at 0:17
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