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1. What is psychoanalysis?
A set of theories (talk therapy) that aims at treating mental disorders by bringing unconscious or deeply buried thoughts and emotions on the surface (on the conscious mind) so that these experiences and emotions can be studied by dream interpretation, free association, resistance analysis, and transference which are used to explore unconscious impulses, anxiety, and internal conflicts.
2. What type of problems can psychoanalysis treat?
Treatment by psychoanalysis can help with conditions like depression, sexual problems, anxiety, phobias, suicidal tendency, obsessive-compulsive disorder, disorders of identity, etc.
3. What is the cost of a psychoanalysis session in India?
Cost of sessions varies from therapist to therapist depending on the location, educational background of the therapist, and also the experience of the therapist. The price can vary anywhere between 700-2000 rupees for 45 minutes. Still, currently the minimum a psychoanalyst can charge is 1000 rupees as consultation fees.
4. Is psychoanalysis covered by insurance?
It depends on your insurance policy, whether it gets covered or not. Still, most of the times it has not been covered by the insurance company although some mental health providers offer psychoanalysis.
5. Who should I go to for a psychoanalysis session?
Anyone at anytime can visit a psychoanalyst. If you are suffering from depression, mood swings, anxiety, negativity, insomnia, suicidal tendency, stress for an extended period, then consulting a psychoanalyst is advised so that they can help you deal with such conditions or for those who want to develop a better in-depth understanding of their internal motivators.