A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis

A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis

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by Sigmund Freud
     
 

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To be sure, this much I may presume that you do know, namely, that psychoanalysis is a method of treating nervous patients medically. And just at this point I can give you an example to illustrate how the procedure in this field is precisely the reverse of that which is the rule in medicine. Usually when we introduce a patient to a medical technique which is strange

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To be sure, this much I may presume that you do know, namely, that psychoanalysis is a method of treating nervous patients medically. And just at this point I can give you an example to illustrate how the procedure in this field is precisely the reverse of that which is the rule in medicine. Usually when we introduce a patient to a medical technique which is strange to him we minimize its difficulties and give him confident promises concerning the result of the treatment. When, however, we undertake psychoanalytic treatment with a neurotic patient we proceed differently. We hold before him the difficulties of the method, its length, the exertions and the sacrifices which it will cost him; and, as to the result, we tell him that we make no definite promises, that the result depends on his conduct, on his understanding, on his adaptability, on his perseverance. We have, of course, excellent motives for conduct which seems so perverse, and into which you will perhaps gain insight at a later point in these lectures.

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ISBN-13:
9781482043143
Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date:
01/21/2013
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

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Sigmund Freud (born Sigismund Schlomo Freud; 6 May 1856 - 23 September 1939) was an Austrian neurologist who became known as the founding father of psychoanalysis.

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A General Introduction to Psycho-Analysis 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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A great introduction to psychoanalysis. Worth-reading.