Behavior: Psychoanalysis: In Search of Its Soul

SINCE the Second World War, some 35 years after they were imported from Europe, Freudian theory and analysis have ruled the field of psychiatry in the U.S. Today many observers believe that their long domination is at an end. A vastly different and more anxious time has bred problems—and demanded solutions—that Freud never envisioned and that analysis was not designed to treat. The field of nonanalytic psychiatry has grown enormously in recent years—a fact that does not so much mean that psychoanalysis has lost ground as that its competitors have gained. Many younger...

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