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A recent article in the New York Times relays the very positive, even if preliminary, conclusions of an equally recent article published in The Journal of the American Medical Association on psychoanalysis.

Intensive psychoanalytic therapy, the “talking cure” rooted in the ideas of Freud, has all but disappeared in the age of drug treatments and managed care.

But now researchers are reporting that the therapy can be effective against some chronic mental problems, including anxiety and borderline personality disorder.

In a review of 23 studies of such treatment involving 1,053 patients, the researchers concluded that the therapy, given as often as three times a week, in many cases for more than a year, relieved symptoms of those problems significantly more than did some shorter-term therapies.

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Written by Joe

October 11, 2008 at 8:04 am

Posted in Psychoanalysis

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