By Joseph Schwartz
Psychoanalysis is arguably an important highbrow improvement of the 20th century; phrases like repressed, neurotic, ego, and paranoid at the moment are a part of our daily vernacular. In Cassandra's Daughter, Joseph Schwartz offers the heritage of psychoanalysis from its origins within the nineteenth-century to the current day. Schwartz explains the pre-Freudian methods to psychological ailment, Freud's personal theories, and the controversies provoked by way of Freudian notion within the analytic group. He then makes a speciality of Freud's colleagues, competitors, successors, and detractors together with Carl Jung, Alfred Adler, Harry Stack Sullivan, Melanie Klein, and Erich Fromm. Schwartz contextualizes rival faculties and interpretations in addition to probing the connection among psychoanalysis, physics, and biology, whereas debunking the feedback that psychoanalysis isn't really a sound technological know-how.
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The illness owed its persistence to the boy's silence, which prevented the excitation from finding its normal outlet, (p. 89) Inspired by C h a r c o t and impressed by Breuer's results, o n his return to V i e n n a from Paris i n 1886 F r e u d actively collaborated w i t h Joseph Breuer o n the p r o b l e m of hysteria. T h e c o l l a b o r a t i o n between the t w o m e n was exceptionally close. A s Breuer later recalled to the Swiss psychiatrist Auguste F o r e l (Ackerknecht, 1957): .
C l i n i c a l research h e l d little appeal for h i m a n d the doors seemed closed to a n y t h i n g more interesting than w h a t he h a d . T h a t a u t u m n he began to feel that 'the u n e x p l o i t e d legacy of nervous disease' might be his o n l y o p p o r t u n i t y b o t h for d o i n g o r i g i n a l research a n d augmenting his l i v e l i h o o d as a c l i n i c i a n . H e h a d his eye on developments i n France where the ancient syndrome o f hysteria h a d become a hot t o p i c under the intellectual and i n s t i t u t i o n a l leadership 35 CASSANDRA'S DAUGHTER o f the neurologist J e a n - M a r t i n C h a r c o t at the Salpetriere H o s p i t a l i n Paris.
Freud worked o n other C a j a l a n d the 8 things. 34 H e studied the incompletely FREUD myelinated nerve fibres o f the h u m a n e m b r y o as part o f a project to learn about the nervous system i n its early stages o f development. H e traced the o r i g i n a n d course o f the p r i n c i p a l auditory nerve and carried out c l i n i c a l research o n infantile cerebral palsies. In a d d i t i o n , he was a m o n g the first to explore the possible useful applications of cocaine i n medicine.
Cassandra's daughter : a history of psychoanalysis by Joseph Schwartz