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Is there anything therapeutic, in the strict sense of the word, about psychiatry and psychological analyses?

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Analyses: Psychiatrists typically prescribe medication and do not do therapy, but there are a few who still do. Psychologists do therapy for the most part, and psychoanalysts do therapy as well as psychoanalysis.

Answered 7/6/2019

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Dr. Brian Wise answered

Specializes in ADHD and Autism

Yes: Psychiatry and psychological analyses can be very therapeutic in terms of finding some root conflicts that cause emotional problems.

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Dr. Eric Levin answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Yes: However, not all therapies are the same. Psychoanalysis is a very intense form of treatment usually 4-5 sessions per week. Psychotherapy is usually one or two sessions per week and their are many variations. However most are derivatives from psychoanalysis. Counseling and counselors may disagree and claim their approach is different. It all depends upon what you wish to achieve.

Answered 7/6/2019

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