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What is a psychoanalyst?

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They can be psychiatrists, psychologists, or social workers by training. These professionals follow Sigmund Freud's theories and other more modern theories that are based on the idea that painful childhood memories in your unconscious mind are the cause of emotional troubles.

Psychoanalysts use talk therapy and may recommend medications, too. These can be prescribed by the therapist if they're a psychiatrist or by another doctor.

From: Doctors Who Treat Mental Illness WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 07, 2017
Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 07, 2017

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