I'm glad you're skeptical! I was only a little worried, but based on other stuff you've posted I didn't think you bought into this.
I've had a tricky time figuring out how to put this because in some cases it's really clear people are being played. Like when somebody could receive help and recover but gets sold on some bullshit instead.
This is where I think the real problem lies. If you endorse a bogus treatment, it discourages people from seeking or developing actual treatments. It's terrible for the people who are left with no treatment, but perhaps we should be looking toward why placebo treatments work, even temporarily, for some people. Perhaps some real therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, might replicate placebo effects from bogus treatment?