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Who is Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud has been unanimously recognized as the father of psychoanalysis.

Sigmund Freud pictureLiving is Vienna since 1859 he wrote a monograph on dreams in 1899: The Interpretation of Dreams. For the first time he approached the dreams as scientist and found a great deal about the dream-work, the latent ideas and even described the psychic apparatus on dream-study basis.

In cooperation with dr. Joseph Breuer he already established the etiology of hysteria and further followed Breuer's method of recovering the hysteric patients - the famous talking-cure. The fruit of these findings was the Studies on Hysteria (1895).

He established the importance of sexuality in the occurence of neurotic diseases, and the stages of development of the personality to include child sexuality as well.

Many of his revolutionary discoveries concerning the human psyche are still valid: the unconscious, the repression, the Oedipus complex which he calls the core complex of the neurosis, the transference, the structure of psychic apparatus, and so forth.

He developed his own method of treating neurotic patients - called psychoanalysis - which includes the free association method, the dream interpretation, the Freudian slips and mistakes, and the study of transference.

He further applied his discoveries to the study of human social and spiritual products, such as: arts, religion, myths, and so forth. One of the most appreciated books on these topics is Totem and Taboo. One may also read the Civilization and its Discontents dealing with the issues of our modern societies.

Freud died in London, in 1939, at the age of 83, from a cancer and in a severe pain.

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