"Patients who completed psychoanalysis as compared to those in the beginning
stage of psychoanalysis, not only had significantly lower scores in symptoms
such as depression, anxiety, guilt, shame, feelings of inadequacy, and fears of
rejection, but also significantly higher scores in inner strengths and capacities.
These included an increased capacity for pleasure, ability to achieve, empathy
for others, interpersonal effectiveness, and increased resiliency…
PDT targets more personality constructs at a deeper level with more intensive
treatment than the non-psychodynamic treatments…
the patients not only had significant symptom reduction that held up over time,
but also acquired increased mental capacities that allowed them to continue in
their maturation over the years."
Gordon, R.M. (2010), The Scientific Renaissance of Psychodynamic Therapy (PDT), Pennsylvania Psychologist Quarterly, March, 70,3, 22-23. View Full Article
"There were major reductions in the areas of somatization, depression, intimacy
problems, anger, narcissism, anxiety, identity diffusion, impulsiveness, and
insecurity. There were also concomitant increases in maturity."
Gordon, R.M. (2001) MMPI/MMPI-2 Changes in Long-Term Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Issues in Psychoanalytic Psychology, 23, (1 and 2), 59-79. View Full Article
Specializing in Psychoanalytic individual, group and couples therapy. ABPP Diplomate in Clinical Psychology and Diplomate in Psychoanalysis, Fellow of the Division of Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association.