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Psychoanalysis Today is dedicated to expanding awareness and interest in the field of psychoanalysis.
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American Psychological Association, January 25, 2010 (excerpt)
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Brings Lasting Benefits through Self-Knowledge
Patients Continue to Improve After Treatment Ends, New Study Finds
WASHINGTON—Psychodynamic psychotherapy is effective for a wide range of mental health symptoms, including depression, anxiety, panic and stress-related physical ailments, and the benefits of the therapy grow after treatment has ended, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.
Psychodynamic therapy focuses on the psychological roots of emotional suffering. Its hallmarks are self-reflection and self-examination, and the use of the relationship between therapist and patient as a window into problematic relationship patterns in the patient’s life. Its goal is not only to alleviate the most obvious symptoms but to help people lead healthier lives.
“The American public has been told that only newer, symptom-focused treatments like cognitive behavior therapy or medication have scientific support,” said study author Jonathan Shedler, PhD, of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. “The actual scientific evidence shows that psychodynamic therapy is highly effective. The benefits are at least as large as those of other psychotherapies, and they last.”
“The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy,” Jonathan K. Shedler, Ph.D., University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine; American Psychologist, Vol. 65. No.2.