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What problems do psychoanalysts usually address?
The range of problems with which psychoanalysts turn to is very wide these include depression, phobias, anxiety, stress and psychological trauma, burnout at work, loss of a loved one, self-doubt, addiction, panic attacks, sexual problems, psychological infertility, psychosomatic disorders, problems in relationships and much more.
During the initial meetings, we work with the point where the symptom occurred, clarify the first memories. Often a symptom makes life difficult for a client, and this becomes the main reason for turning to a [url = https //renessans-gid.ru/ ] psychoanalyst[/url]. A certain seasonality of appeals is observed - on the eve of the holidays and during the periods of autumn-spring spleen.
Often the initial request with which a person comes into psychoanalysis changes. This is due to the discovery of new depths, causality and involvement. So, the question “why am I not having a relationship with men?” Can be transformed into the question “what do I really want?”. Sometimes we obsessively hide in relationships so as not to meet our anxiety of inner emptiness. Working with a psychoanalyst is also a relationship, but it does not become a crutch for the subject. In the presence of this “supposedly knowing” other, one can examine oneself without fear of being punished or persecuted.
There are times when a person is “brought” into therapy. For example, parents bring a child, or a teenager with drug addiction, and a relative insists that he needs help. Children's question is the topic of a separate article. Here are your methods and limitations. But forcing an adult to undergo psychoanalysis is futile, this path is voluntary and with a desire to change.
Sometimes a client comes with his own vision of the problem or diagnosis (independent or delivered by a specialist). In this case, it is important to understand what the diagnosis means for a person - is it a sentence, a reference point, a screen for which you can hide? So, if the diagnosis is a screen, then most likely the person will resist that he disappears.
Limitations of psychoanalysis
I must say about certain limitations of the method. Psychoanalysis is less effective for people of advanced age. As a rule, in the elderly, the psyche is reactive and their worldview can no longer be changed, although there are exceptions. Psychoanalysis is not ideal for people with psychotic episodes during the exacerbation period, but it can be an auxiliary tool in parallel with drug treatment. It is difficult to change the point of view of lovers.
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