However, as always with methods and concepts that are relatively new, there is a danger of over-enthusiasm and over-extension of the framework. No matter how wonderful the methods of energy psychology are, they cannot, on their own, resolve every problem. Many people with deeply entrenched emotional or psychiatric conditions, including PTSD, have a variety of associated severe problems which help to maintain their distressing condition. These may include: social isolation; financial problems; family problems; ongoing abusive relationships; involvements with police and the criminal justice system, housing problems and continual exposure to crime or antisocial behaviour by neighbours; physical health conditions; altered brain function; lack of employment; chronic avoidance of normal social life. They may have given up on hopes of resuming a place as a viable autonomous member of society, and instead have reduced their inner identity to that of ‘chronic psychiatric patient’ – which may also have become the basis of whatever welfare payments they are entitled to. In addition, some people’s experiences have been such that they have acquired deeply distrustful attitudes and beliefs, and may feel that it is not safe to modify these. Within the energy psychology framework, such a stance would show up as a strongly maintained ‘psychological reversal’. So much of a person’s life may have become organised around their psychiatric condition that simply reducing distress and anxiety through energy psychology methods will achieve little – such temporary alleviation as occurs is likely to be followed by a reversion or even exacerbation of their problems.