The Psyche: That Nothing Feeling

"The moment a man questions the meaning and value of life," wrote Sigmund Freud in a letter to Princess Marie Bonaparte, "he is sick."

By that token, and according to the findings of Psychiatrist Viktor E. Frankl of the University of Vienna, Americans really need to have their heads examined. Addressing the annual meeting of the Academy of Religion and Mental Health in Manhattan a fortnight ago, Dr. Frankl said that psychoanalysts are more and more frequently encountering a new neurosis characterized by loss of interest and lack of initiative, against which conventional psychoanalysis is ineffective.

"Time and again, the psychiatrist is...

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