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Is psychoanalysis only a form of therapy?

Psychoanalysis is not only a form of individual therapy; it is also a body of theories and a method for learning about the mind and its interaction with social forces. Psychoanalytic thinking is a rich resource for understanding psychological processes such as child development, as well as addressing social problems such as child abuse, violence, drug abuse, and social alienation. Psychoanalysis is also engaged in dialogues with other disciplines such as science, history, philosophy, feminist studies, spirituality, visual arts, literature, poetry, music and film.