Why Choose Dynamic Psychotherapy? by Steven Reidbord, MD.
Medication cannot alter self-defeating interpersonal behavior or poor self-esteem. Cognitive therapy and CBT improve mood symptoms but don’t address long-term personality issues or unconscious patterns of dysfunction. In contrast, dynamic psychotherapy (and psychoanalysis) help relieve the very problems many people struggle with: long term patterns of self-defeating attitudes and behavior that "make no sense," yet are hard to shake without help. It's an approach that sees you as an individual, not merely a member of a diagnostic category. It's the ultimate in customized treatment; everyone's therapy is one of a kind.