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DREAM ANALYSIS: outline the therapy
patient relays the manifest content (just a recounting) of their dreams and the psychoanalyst interprets these by identifying the latent content (hidden meanings in symbols)
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DREAM ANALYSIS: what does it say about mental disorders?
says that mental disorders are caused by problems in the unconscious
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DREAM ANALYSIS: how is it a contribution?
maintaining good mental health in society: dream analysis can be used to treat mental disorders. also used to help patients recognise and then overcome their unconscious thoughts and desires which leads to a better quality of life
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DREAM ANALYSIS: detail two strengths of the therapy
1)depth and breadth gathered which means a full understanding of the individual can be gained which leads to a more valid therapy 2)explains recurring dreams because would say that they are unresolved thoughts/desires
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DREAM ANALYSIS: detail two weaknesses of the therapy
1)biological approach says that dreams are just the brain making sense of strings of thoughts and this has more supporting evidence than Freud's idea 2)non-scientific as the concepts are not scientifically measurable as they are internal/unconscious
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PSYCHO ANALYSIS: outline the therapy
talk about early childhood experiences in order to see if they had an affect on the patient's current well being. the psychoanalyst interprets patients' unconscious conflicts and say that these conflicts cause symptoms of mental health disorders
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PSYCHO ANALYSIS: how is it a contribution?
1)started the 'craze' of talking therapies instead of drug treatments 2)contributed towards developing other treatments that are now widely used such as CBT 3)used to maintain good mental health as it is used to try and cure mental health disorders
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PSYCHO ANALYSIS: detail two strengths of the therapy
1)depth and breadth again 2)fairly effective and successful therapy at treating minor mental health
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PSYCHO ANALYSIS: detail two weaknesses of the therapy
1)time consuming, expensive and sometimes ineffective which suggests is it actually a contribution to society 2)some people say that the therpay is too intrusive and distressing as it insists upon knowing about potentially traumatic childhood moments
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