Medicine: Psychiatry at Work

Spare the Freud and save the child, says Dr. Douglas McGlashan Kelley, professor of criminology at the University of California, who was chief psychiatrist at the Nürnberg trials. Misunderstanding and misapplication of Freudian theory, Dr. Kelley told a summer session at Fresno State College last week, have made parents neurotically fearful of turning their children into neurotics. As a result, he said, the U.S. today may be producing a smaller proportion of neurotics, but it is harvesting a bumper crop of psychopaths, which is worse.

It is the nature of every infant, said...

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