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Psychodynamic Therapy for Depression

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What Can Someone Expect to Get From Psychodynamic Therapy?

Like other therapies for depression, a primary goal of psychodynamic therapy is the relief of symptoms. In addition, psychodynamic therapy aims to help the patient develop internal psychological resources and greater capacity for dealing with psychological issues that have caused emotional suffering. The individual does this by confronting issues that have been suppressed but that still affect his or her life and learning healthier ways to deal with them so they don't interfere with the effort to live a more fulfilling life.

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Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg, MD on July 23, 2012
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