What is psychoanalysis?
Psychoanalysis is an area of study of human behavior, which emerged with the Neurologist Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) in the mid 1890s. Etymologically speaking, the term Psychoanalysis is a reference to the Greek Psyche, which means soul, spirit, breath of life and analysis which means analysis. Therefore, psychoanalysis would be the Study/Analysis of the Soul.
What does a Psychoanalyst do?
The psychoanalyst listens to the analyzed (patient), interprets their speech, their attitudes in the session and their dreams. The analyzed (patient) performs a work of remembering, not only the origin of the symptoms, but their own particular history.
The psychoanalytic technique is indicated for all people who have a demand or question. A demand is something that presents itself as anxiety, anguish, suffering, that is, something that is not going well, something that arises and needs to be resolved.
The main demands that present themselves in the psychoanalytic clinic are:
Anxiety disorders (panic syndrome), eating and sexual cravings, personality disorder, depression, etc.
An Analysis session (psychoanalytic care) lasts approximately 50 minutes.