Success of Psychoanalysis

There is increasing evidence that psychoanalysis may be an effective therapy. A landmark review by Shedler (2010)  included a number of randomised control trials* where psychodynamic therapies proved as effective as other forms of therapy. Midgley and Kennedy (2011)  conducted another review, this time of studies relating to children and young adults and again found strong evidence of the value of […]

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Depression and being female

We’ve known for ages that far more females than males suffer from depression and anxiety disorders, but it is frequently hypothesised that this is not the true state of things. This is because, in Western industrialised cultures, it is more acceptable to admit vulnerability especially psychological vulnerability if one is female, not male. The macho […]

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