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Psychoanalysis

Postby MacSimon » December 13th, 2010, 8:39 pm

Have you ever been psychoanalysis? What's your experience?

I want to know, because i've never been there, because i think it wouldn't help me much, but it's nice to hear people who actually experienced it.
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Re: Psychoanalysis

Postby mosama » December 13th, 2010, 11:30 pm

do u mean going to a psychologist to be analyzed or something? Ive taken a psychology class at college and its helped make things allot more clear in the world, like why ppl do certain things (including the ppl who piss u off) so yea i would suggest taking psy101 and seeing a therapist/psychologist/allthatshiot
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Re: Psychoanalysis

Postby ninjies » December 13th, 2010, 11:45 pm

my therapist gave me a psychoanalysis, if that's what you mean. she asked me "yes" or "no" questions (are you prone to bouts of rage, have you ever felt suicidal, do you ever have periods of mania, do you have hallucinations, etc.), and at the end told me what she thought. if you're worried about your mental health state, it's very helpful, because once you have a diagnosis (or lack thereof), then you can start therapy or medication or just go along your merry way. it can be a sense of closure and also the beginning of something new.
for instance, after my analysis, she told me that i didn't have clinical depression, and it was just a by-product of some stuff that happened in my past. my anxieties were also not due to a personality or mental disorder, and were linked to the same events. after that, i started on simple hour-long sessions for the depression, and exposure therapy for the anxiety. we do periodic art therapy as well (she has me paint or draw something based on emotions or past experiences, and then discuss what it means symbolically). it's all been extremely effective, so far.
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Re: Psychoanalysis

Postby Vitotamito » December 14th, 2010, 1:59 pm

When I was a little kid I had a LOT of people trying to figure me out. They decided that emotionally and psychologically I was two years behind where I should be, but mentally I was ahead of where I should be. They call it "Peter Pan Syndrome" characterized by a resistance to any change that involves getting older. In my case, School had brought it on.

I went back when I was a bit older and they deduced that I have a distrust and dislike for people. No shit. I didn't need a doctor to tell me that.

For me, I don't really see the point of it, but it helps other people. Especially people with depression. Since I was most certainly not depressed, what was there to do?
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Re: Psychoanalysis

Postby Sokken » December 14th, 2010, 2:18 pm

I am writing an assignment for my exam about psychodynamics, and I don't know how much I believe in those theories. Freud was a pioneer in the area of psychology, yes, but sometimes I get the feeling that he is reading too much into an action, a statement or a dream. But if it can help some people, it's good. Though psychoanalysis is known for being a long and expensive process.
There's plenty other theories and directions in psychology to help people get better ^^
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Re: Psychoanalysis

Postby corruption » December 15th, 2010, 2:56 am

I have been reading up on psychoanalysis, and what is being discribed is not what it was.

It is different from other methods of psychology, and was actually the main founder.

If you want to learn more, read up about Sigmond Freud, the founder. (He was nuts, so it is good for a laugh anyway.)
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Re: Psychoanalysis

Postby Guest » December 15th, 2010, 3:58 am

Wellll... depends what you mean by psychoanalysis.
Like corruption said, psychoanalysis was based on a lot of Sigmun Freud's stuff- however, there are a lot of different ideas in psychology, Freud has just become more well known in media.
If you mean just 'visiting a psychologist', yes I have done that. However, the intial 'analysis' part was done by my doctor. It was essentially filling in a questionnaire. I'm not sure how the scoring system works, but apparently I got high enough scores to be diagnosed and sent off to a psychologist. The psychologist asked me a lot of questions during the first appointment, getting a lot of stuff off my chest etc. She was generally asking questions about my home life, work, education etc., about how my life was going and my relationships with others, to see what factors could be affecting my illness. The rest of the appointments were CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) in which she taught me skills I could use to manage mental illness. During the final appointment I filled in another questionnaire, and was officially 'cured'.
However, the above experience might not be true for everyone who's ever been to a psychologist. My psychologist used CBT, others might do things differently. There are lots of different methods and thinking on how to do things, because psychology is a fairly new science.
Hope this helped! :)
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Re: Psychoanalysis

Postby stripedwine » December 15th, 2010, 11:19 am

Yeah if you go see a therapist, you'll spend the beginning of your first appointment filling out a questionnaire about how you feel emotionally, how you feel physically, and how they rank from "meh not a problem" to "this is really bad". They'll also ask if you've ever been to a therapist before, and why, and they'll ask about medications you're taking too.
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Re: Psychoanalysis

Postby Mr Aids » December 17th, 2010, 7:11 am

I personally haven't been subject to psychoanalysis, but I have friends that had. All of them described it as a positive experience, and helpful. Studies have shown that the vast majority of people who see a psychologist enjoyed the experience and would repeat it, or suggest the option to others.

So if you've had a consistent issue for over a month or an issue that keeps reemerging you should definitely consider seeing a psychologist if you think it could help.
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Re: Psychoanalysis

Postby KudaKitsune » February 19th, 2011, 7:01 pm

I'm not pretty sure if I have been psychoanalyzed. But I have gone to a psychologist. i was pretty stressed out by certain things in college and constant late-night worry attacks due to a minor heart failure my dad had, which left me feeling vulnerable and paranoid. So I kind of cracked a little and my parents asked if I wanted to see a friend of theirs who was a psychologist.

I've never thought of psychologists as being for crazy people only, so I said, why not.

And I can say it was a relaxing experience. I'm not sure it was psychoanalysis, so much as just talking. I'm used to not being able to tell my family or friends about my insecurities, so those sessions were sort of like an outing. Ranting in forums or to internet friends is great for stress relief, but it was nice to have a flesh-and-bone person before me, willing to listen to what I had to say, not interrupting, kindly telling me what he thought of what I said to him, how he thought I might be feeling and giving me a bit of advice to be more at ease. It was relaxing, made me feel loads better. Would still go if college didn't require so much time off my schedule.

There were also a few "sit down there and listen to this calming music and instructions, think of what they tell you to think" exercises, which left me more sleepy than anything. But yeah.
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Re: Psychoanalysis

Postby gevans1961 » February 19th, 2011, 7:17 pm

My photoshop teacher would brag about how he could read everything about someone just by looking at them. He would go on and on about the different types of personality types out there when he was supposed to be teaching photoshop!!
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Re: Psychoanalysis

Postby kyupol » April 15th, 2011, 8:23 pm

go to a hypnotherapist. They have higher success rates in fixing people.

Or better yet, why dont you learn meditation? Re-establish your connection with God. (sorry atheists, there's more to life than meets the eye)


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Re: Psychoanalysis

Postby MacSimon » April 17th, 2011, 12:02 pm

kyupol wrote:go to a hypnotherapist. They have higher success rates in fixing people.

Or better yet, why dont you learn meditation? Re-establish your connection with God. (sorry atheists, there's more to life than meets the eye)


Cheers.


I don't think meditation has many things to do with God, if any. But i'd let that discussion for the already humongous Religion Thread. : P

I do meditate sometimes, nowdays i don't really have much time for that, but i usually did.
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Re: Psychoanalysis

Postby Asj » April 17th, 2011, 12:51 pm

hmm... a few years ago, I went to someone on my college campus because I wanted to learn something. My stepdad started calling my brother and I names and stuff several years before that, and it really hurt. (he doesn't say too much about me anymore, though. It's more of a past occurence) So I wanted to try proving that the stuff he said wasn't true.
...but apparently it's hard to get a clear answer about that type of thing. >_>" I think there was some kind of multiple choice test I did, and the only question that comes to mind now was something like, "are your feet usually warm enough?" but it may have been worded even stranger than that (what kind of question is that? O_o If it wasn't multiple choice, I guess I could've said "they get cold in the winter when I don't wear socks" or something, but I just went with choosing "yes")
She said she didn't think what he was saying was true, but it seemed a little vague to me about stuff. It seemed like it was impossible to prove to anyone that you aren't crazy or something. What kind of criteria do doctors have, where they can say someone's messed up, but they can't say someone isn't? So, I didn't get any proof to show my stepdad, and I quit seeing her after a while.

I took the half-class of Psychology that was offered at my high school, and several classes that were at college. Psychology's really fun to learn about when it's normal psychology (and especially about personality, or interesting things like dreams). And I kept finding out that other people have similarities to me. My stepdad kind'a made me think I was weird. ^_^" Like making hand-gestures as I talk, and all kinds of things. (but even after knowing a lot of stuff's normal, I still tend to avoid some stuff in public, and then people might think I'm weird for not doing it...)
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