I’m a Psychoanalyst—and Here’s Why I Love It
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 14, Number 6, June 2017
Rebecca Twersky-Kengmana, MD
Psychiatrist in private practice, New York, NY
Dr. Twersky-Kengmana has disclosed that she has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Dr. Twersky-Kengmana is an early-career psychiatrist, trained in a mainstream residency, and she prescribes medication to the majority of her patients. Yet, about 10% of her practice is psychoanalytic. In this article, she discusses the current status of psychoanalysis, some of the evidence for its efficacy, and why she has found it so useful for her patients.