What is Psychoanalysis?

Category: Psychotherapy

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Psychoanalysis is a body of knowledge developed by Sigmund Freud, devoted to the study of human psychological functioning and behavior. It is a method of investigation of the mind, a systematized body of knowledge about human behavior, and a method of treatment of psychological or emotional illness.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Major depressive disorder 2 2
Support mental / emotional health 2 1
Agoraphobia 1 0
Bipolar I disorder 1 1
Depressed mood 1 0
Diagnostic assessment 1 1

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
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Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Psychoanalysis

Side effect Patients
Useless 1

Why patients stopped taking Psychoanalysis

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 3
Other 2
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 1
Expense 1
I didn't have enough time 1
No convenient appointments available 1
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 1
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Duration

Stopped going to Psychoanalysis

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 7
Not specified 0
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There are no evaluations for Psychoanalysis.