Jonathan Shedler: The Efficacy of
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy [American Psychologist. 2010: Vol. 65, No. 2, 98–109]
study documents the growing scientific research showing the greater effectiveness of
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy over Cognitive Behavior Therapy for many psychiatric
conditions. The improvement in the patients who received Psychodynamic Psychotherapy actually increased over time, even after the treatment had actually terminated.
While medication in conjunction with psychotherapy can be useful for some patients, Shedler cites studies that show that Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is far more effective
for depression in the long run compared to medication alone.