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Freud, Sigmund (1856–1939)

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in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

Published in print January 1999 | ISBN: 9780192800916
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191726439
Freud, Sigmund (1856–1939)

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Austrian psychiatrist and founder of psychoanalysis. Freud developed important theories about the structure and functioning of the mind and the desires, conflicts, and motives in human behaviour. He devised psychoanalytical techniques for analysing normal and abnormal behaviour and showed that many illnesses with no apparent organic cause could be treated by psychoanalysis. Although many of his ideas have been revised and modified since his death, they have been a major influence in psychiatry and have had wide application....

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Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945) ; Contemporary History (Post 1945) ; Biographical Studies

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