What is Psychodynamic Individual Therapy?

Category: Psychotherapy

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Psychodynamic treatment is an intervention that can be classed as one of the 'talking' therapies. The relationship between the person seeking therapy and the therapist form the main component of the therapy.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Major Depressive Disorder 11 20
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 8 19
Post-traumatic stress disorder 7 3
Bipolar II Disorder 3 0
Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia) 3 0
Social Anxiety Disorder 3 0

Show all 17 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 7
Mild 7
None 10

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Psychodynamic Individual Therapy

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 1
Depression with anxiety 1
Distressed 1
Flashbacks to childhood and adolescence 1
Overwhelming emotions 1
Trauma 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Psychodynamic Individual Therapy

Dosage Patients
30 min monthly 1
110 min monthly 1
120 min monthly 1
50 min weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Psychodynamic Individual Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 4
Expense 3
Other 2
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 2
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 1
Doctor's advice 1
Found another therapist or program I preferred 1
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 1
See all 7 patients who’ve stopped going to Psychodynamic Individual Therapy

Duration

Currently going to Psychodynamic Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped going to Psychodynamic Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 19
Usually 4
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 15
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 14
$100-199 4
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 1
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2 patient evaluations for Psychodynamic Individual Therapy

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Understated
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Understated
Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Overwhelming
55 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar II

See Understated's full Psychodynamic Individual Therapy history

May 8, 2010 (Started Apr 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Depression with anxiety, Anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: Just at the beginning...scratching the surface and will be looking at the demons...still focusing on thoughts of death and suicide....no real solutions evident....
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Anxious mood, Depression with anxiety

Apr 13, 2010 (Started Apr 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: i am recording this because I have had just one session...over time i will see what i have to say...especially in terms of efficacy
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Anxious mood, Depression with anxiety

  • 0 helpful marks
lilybet
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lilybet
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Overwhelming
57 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

See lilybet's full Psychodynamic Individual Therapy history

Sep 9, 2008 (Started Jan 31, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Distressed, Flashbacks to childhood and adolescence)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: My therapist is superb; the only trauma therapist at Mass General, amazingly. She is helping me address issues that have impaired my emotional functioning for decades, and I can feel the changes in my outlook as we move along. Almost done...
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Flashbacks to childhood and adolescence, Distressed

  • 0 helpful marks
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