List of diagnoses characterized as pseudoscience

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There are many proposed diseases and diagnoses that are rejected by orthodox medicine consensus and are associated with pseudoscience.

Definition[edit]

Pseudoscience rejects empirical methodology.[1] Pseudoscientific diseases are not defined using objective criteria. They cannot achieve, and perhaps do not seek, medical recognition.

Other conditions may be rejected or contested by orthodox medicine, but are not necessarily associated with pseudoscience. Diagnostic criteria for some of these conditions may be vague, over-inclusive, or otherwise ill-defined. Although the evidence for the disease may be contested or lacking, however, the justification for these diagnoses is nevertheless empirical and therefore amenable to scientific investigation, at least in theory.

Examples of conditions that are not necessarily pseudoscientific include:

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References[edit]

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