According (Lisa Wolff, 1998) depression
can be considered as one of the most treatable diseases of the mind. It is important
to treat depression before the symptoms become more severe which cause a person
to be driven to acts of violence against himself or others. Because when a
person is depressed, they do not see things clearly and are not thinking in a
rational way. Depression treatment can be given in various ways these day,
including behavior therapy, forms of talk session and antidepressants medicine
(Lisa Wolff, 1998). Through proper treatment, the person will overcome the
depressed state of mind and started to enjoy life again (Aron Halfin, 2007).
Psychoanalysis is one methods of treating depression that being introduced in the late
nineteenth century by Sigmund Freud, a Viennese physician (Lisa Wolff, 1998). Psychoanalytic
treatment is highly individualized and seek to show how the unconscious factors
affect behavior patterns, relationships, and overall mental health. Treatment
traces the unconscious factors to their behaviors through helping patients discover
and overcome the challenges they face in life (National Psychological
Association for Psychoanalysis, 1998). Furthermore, psychoanalysis seeks to determine
the understanding of the role of emotions in medical illness and health, and to
define the complex relationship between the body and the mind. In addition,
psychoanalysis is the basis of many other approaches to therapy (Farrell, 1981).
Psychoanalysis understand depression as a problem in coming to terms with loss.
According to (Lisa Wolff, 1998) all people experience a period of sadness after
had a loss of family members, parents or a child, but most of the them need to
learn to work through it and accept the loss. Depressed people, however, are
preoccupied with loss as their feelings of sadness and grief take over their
lives, preventing them from responding to positive events (Lisa Wolff, 1998).