Though not popularized in any sense, much of this material makes fascinating reading. Brill, as the translator of Freud and...

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LECTURES ON PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHIATRY

Though not popularized in any sense, much of this material makes fascinating reading. Brill, as the translator of Freud and the man who introduced Freud in this country, remains today one of the arch- authorities in the field. These lectures, given to experienced psychiatrists, serve as an orientation between interpretative psychiatry and psychoanalysis. While they represent no deviation from traditional theory, they re- illustrate that theory in terms of Brill's own experience in case- work. They cover the early experimental work of Freud, Jung, Bleueler, Meyer; go on to various aspects of motivation and disturbance, hysteria, hypnotism, neuroses and psychoses, schizophrenia and paranoia, sadism, narcissism, with an explanation of the standard components of the personality, the ego, superego, id, etc. etc. Although accessible to the informed layman, this will be largely of interest to the practitioner.

Pub Date: June 11, 1946

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Publisher: Knopf

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1, 1946