Pre-Psychoanalytic Works and Unpublished Drafts

The Freudian principles of Psychoanalysis is widely known that are today challenged from many sides. Furthermore it is said that it is perhaps so outdated that it is time to be abandoned rather than being altered. One wonders what Freud himself would have said if he was faced with such a dilemma. It should not sound as being awkward if we said that he would totally agree. He would therefore have asked for a ‘New Start’ in psychoanalysis, something that, by the way, he had indicated to his daughter Anna short before his death.

A Different-sex Twin Considers Her Sexual Identity

Article: A Different-sex Twin Considers Her Sexual Identity, Vassilis Maoutsos M.D.,1983. In the psychoanalytic literature there appear to be relatively few reports dealing with twin cases. In view of the high incidence of neuroses and other psychological disturbances among twins it would be expected that more often twinship would have been described as a major cause of psychosexual developmental defect. According to Leonard (1959) “in the case of every twin whose analysis has been reported, the twin relationship was considered the prime reason for that individual’s emotional disturbance”.

Book Publication from Vassilis Maoutsos

We often become witnesses of people doubting psychoanalysis as regards her fundamentals and her clinical effectiveness. This is despite the reality which tells us that since Freud abandoned the ‘Project’ and started methodically to investigate the ‘unconscious’ he gradually and firmly developed all the pre-conditions for a successful treatment of ‘neuroses’, to say the least. And yet, the psychoanalytic world in a rather paradoxical way insisted in its medically-oriented use of the nature of psychoanalysis and to elbow aside her main ingredient i.e her determining ‘metapsychological’ dimention.

Time Past and Time Present

Book Review: Time present and time past, Pearl King. I incline to the view that nowadays there are two distinct kinds of psychoanalysts. There are those who have a global view of psychoanalysis and others who limit their psychoanalytical understanding and interest to specific areas of psychoanalysis e.g developmental or neuro-psychoanalysis. I would say that the older cohort of analysts, like Pearl King, tends towards the former outlook while the more contemporary ones lean towards the latter.