A very interesting topic.
I have discovered that in some cases of mental health spanking therapy is used. This is something that I have to think about. I know that there are a lot of people with mental health issues. I also know that every form of treatment for mental health has some risk of physical danger.
I am not going to take a side when it comes to this because of what I believe when it comes to mental health treatment. My belief is that if you want the patient to accomplish anything during their treatment they need to have a say in what the treatment is and if they want spanking therapy I believe that they should be allowed to recieve spanking therapy unless they are a patient whose condition is worsened by spanking.
It has been said by some Russian scientists that several sessions of caning can be used to cure any ailment. This is something that I find interesting and anyone who has a disease that they take medication for and do not want to should look into this to see if it can be done for them. It is just a suggestion.