How Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is different
Psychoanalytic therapy differs from most other therapies in aiming for deep-seated change, both in our relationship to ourselves and to others.
Recent evidence shows that, for lasting change, it is the most effective therapy for many conditions, such as different forms of depression and anxiety. As successive empirical studies have shown, not only do patients who choose psychoanalytic therapy improve during therapy, but they also continue to improve after therapy has finished.
Interestingly, research also shows that, when therapists choose therapy for themselves, they often opt to see a Psychoanalytic or Psychodynamic practitioner.
Published research evidence suggests that Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic psychotherapy is an effective psychological treatment.
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