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Neuroimaging studies of depression have demonstrated treatment-specific changes involving the limbic system and regulatory regions in the prefrontal cortex. While these studies have examined the effect of short-term, interpersonal or cognitive-behavioural psychotherapy, the effect of long-term, psychodynamic intervention has never been assessed. Here, we(More)
  • Georg Bruns
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 2014
Ellen is a 34 year-old doctor in training as a psychiatrist. She had her first three-year psychoanalysis with a woman about ten years ago. She sought treatment because of her dislike of sex and because she was anorgasmic. Often she felt depressed, especially at weekends when alone. Separations from her boyfriend Thomas after weekends made her sad and left(More)
During the last years two studies for the investigation of the etiology of porcine ear necrosis were carried out at the Clinic for Swine of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna. In study 1, parameters, which are discussed in this context, were collected by veterinary practitioners by completing specially designed questionnaires in farms with(More)
One of the counterarguments against empirical research in psychoanalysis is that research negatively influences the treatment situation. In this paper, the impact of a neurobiological study on psychoanalytically oriented treatments is presented from three different perspectives: patients' views, a study group of participating psychoanalysts and a clinical(More)
Three psychiatric hospital types regularly involved in psychiatric inpatient care, state mental hospitals, psychiatric departments of general hospitals and psychiatric departments of universities are compared based on statistical data. The main results are: general and university departments are functioning very similarly; they show a low number of beds, a(More)
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