Choices of Therapy for Depression

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Choices of Therapy- Psychodynamic Therapy By Stephanie Pham and Fletcher Whiting
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Why Are You Depressed? Relates back to early childhood Realization of separation from parents Inability to cope with realization Major life events Mentally conflicted- try to reconcile, deny or repression painful emotions, as well as problems with attachment figures (parents and other caregivers)
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What Is Psychodynamic Therapy? “Insight oriented therapy” Emphasizes the role of feelings, conflicts, and drives at conscious and unconscious levels How underlying psychological forces interact with each other. Psychodynamic psychology treats a specific aim (in this case, depression.)
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How Does It Work? Clinical observation/sessions Free association Interpretation Resistance and Transference Analysis
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What Does It Look At? Feelings, experiences and actions that contribute to depression Major life events, such as divorce or job loss Also examines problems arising from earlier childhood trauma, and how the defense mechanisms do more harm than good
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How Will It Help? Concerned with offering help to individual
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2011 for the course PSYC 1101 taught by Professor Lamson during the Spring '08 term at Gainesville State.

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