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The Talking Cure
Vaughan, Susan C., M.D. Many therapists and their patients find that the traditional talking therapy still offers the best hope for long-term relief from depression and other psychological ailments. This is especially true for people who worry about the side effects of Prozac and other similar drugs. Now Dr. Susan Vaughan offers compelling evidence, based on new scientific...more
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The jury is still out on what I actually think of this book in its entirety. The basic premise, that "talk therapy" possesses more long term, positive, conditions for change in the brain (versus drug therapy)was the lure for reading this book. What I found repeatedly distressing (even though the author explained) were the repeated references to Freud and Prozac. All in all, the book was still worth reading by providing me with concepts to mentally chew on to determine what I may choose to read o ...more
In this book, Susan Vaughan takes us on a journey through how psychoanalytic psychotherapy helps change our minds, and by extension, the way we live. She painstakingly and with a light, often humorous touch shows how the relationship and repeated contact between therapist and patient works better than Prozac as it sets down new pathways in the brain. Using research from the latest developments in neuroscience as well as revealing her own inner process while working with patients, she presents a ...more