The psychoanalytic point of view stresses the importance of understanding the inner world of the individual. Psychoanalysts recognize that development at all ages results from the complex interaction of body and mind, endowment and upbringing, the impact of family, community and culture. We seek to expand knowledge of the roles of physical health, parenting, emotions, trauma, and education in personality development and functioning.
Psychoanalysis gives time to solve complex problems that have no simple or obvious remedies. Consumer Reports surveys of 4000 therapy patients in 1995 and 2005 showed that the longer the therapy, the better the results.