A form of depth psychology, Psychodynamic psychotherapy primarily focuses on revealing the unconscious content of a patient’s psyche, the goal being to ease psychic tension.

It is similar to psychoanalysis but relies on the relationship between patient and therapist more than other types of depth psychology. This therapy utilizes psychoanalysis reformed to a less intense working style. Sessions are usually once or twice per week.

In the science of psychiatry, Psychodynamic psychotherapy is considered the go-to treatment for personality-related disorders.

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