Why Freud Can Help You with Depression. ...but Not a Fear of Heights; Do You Need Psychoanalysis or Hypnotherapy? Find out with Our Guide
Byline: MATTHEW BARBOUR
DO YOU need therapy? Well, you're not alone -- one in four people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives, and many will be referred to a specialist psychiatric service. Currently there are more than 1,040 psychotherapists registered with the Irish Council For Psychotherapy.
The types of therapy these experts offer varies greatly.
So which one is right for your particular problems? Here, experts reveal the merits and shortcomings of the most popular approaches.
THE THEORY: One of the first types of psychotherapy, developed by neurologist Sigmund Freud in the late 19th Century. Psychoanalysts believe most mental activity is unconscious and that mental illness is caused by repressed traumatic childhood memories. Patients are encouraged to talk about their dreams, thoughts, memories and feelings. By …
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Publication information: Article title: Why Freud Can Help You with Depression. ...but Not a Fear of Heights; Do You Need Psychoanalysis or Hypnotherapy? Find out with Our Guide. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: October 11, 2011. Page number: 40. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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