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Psychoanalysis in modern mental health practice.

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Original source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29574047?dopt=Abstract

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Psychoanalysis in modern mental health practice.

Lancet Psychiatry. 2018 Mar 21;:

Authors: Yakeley J

Abstract
Like any discipline, psychoanalysis has evolved considerably since its inception by Freud over a century ago, and a multitude of different psychoanalytic traditions and schools of theory and practice now exist. However, some of Freud’s original ideas, such as the dynamic unconscious, a developmental approach, defence mechanisms, and transference and countertransference remain essential tenets of psychoanalytic thinking to this day. This Review outlines several areas within modern mental health practice in which contemporary adaptations and applications of these psychoanalytic concepts might offer helpful insights and improvements in patient care and management, and concludes with an overview of evidence-based psychoanalytically informed treatments and the links between psychoanalysis, attachment research, and neuroscience.

PMID: 29574047 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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