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Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Brings Lasting Benefits through Self-Knowledge

January 31, 2010

The way that NICE and the host of other target driven, cost-efficiency driven health bureaucrats carry on you might be surprised that other psychotherapeutic models beside CBT actually have an evidence base that confirms their positive impact on people suffering from mental illness. Well they do:

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.

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