[Psychoanalytic treatment for patients with anxiety disorder]

Seishin Shinkeigaku Zasshi. 2012;114(9):1070-6.
[Article in Japanese]


Anxiety disorder commonly coexists with personality disorder and emotional disorder, which makes it difficult to prioritize thetreatment process. However, in psychoanalysis, we have developed our institution starting from studying "anxiety" towards human understanding. This approach enables us to account "anxiety" as one of the symptoms, which enables us to avoid the difficulty. In our country, the health insurance system does not allow psychoanalysis treatment beyond 4 sessions of 50 minutes therapy per week. This indicates that there is a need to amend the health insurance system. I will present a study of psychoanalysis treatment within the current insurance standards, one 50 minutes session per week to a patient with panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder, followed by a study of insurance bound shortterm sessions of an outpatient psychodynamic psychotherapy treatment (psychoanalysis under the current heath insurance system).

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anxiety / therapy*
  • Anxiety Disorders / diagnosis
  • Anxiety Disorders / psychology
  • Anxiety Disorders / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Personality Disorders / therapy
  • Psychoanalytic Therapy / methods*
  • Treatment Outcome