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    P Pendragon

      My partner has OCD and autism. He is receiving CBT for his OCD, which I understand is an effective therapy. However, as a family, we have started seeing another practitioner. Her approach has turned out to be a lot more psychoanalytical than we initially realised. Although it focuses on our daughter and our relationship with her, the therapy seems to involve much analysis of throw away comments that my partner (and I) would perhaps be better off moving on from than ruminating over. Is it possible the psychoanalysis could actually be detrimental to my partner’s mental health?


        Opinions vary.

        I was told by my psychiatrist not to go into why I had particular themes. I went against that advice. I think I was right to do that.

        It’s up to the sufferer at the end of the day, but expert opinion is often worth hearing.


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