We really welcome the findings of this significant peer reviewed 10 year study into the efficacy of psychoanalytic psychotherapy for people affected by depression.
The research conducted by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, found that 44% of the patients who were given 18 months of weekly psychoanalytic psychotherapy no longer had a major depressive disorder when followed up two years after therapy had ended.
This compares significantly with recovery in only 10% for those receiving NHS treatment without psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The argument levelled against on going therapy is that is ‘expensive’ compared with shorter term treatments however the beneficial effects of short term therapy can diminish after reaching an early plateau.
We are pleased to offer you a choice of both approaches in our practice.