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September 1947

Are You Considering Psychoanalysis?

Arch NeurPsych. 1947;58(3):386-387. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1947.02300320137011

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Abstract

This book is written for popular use. There has been a great increase in interest on the part of the laity in psychology, psychiatry and psychoanalysis. To many people psychiatry and psychoanalysis are synonymous, so that persons who have had one or two meetings with a psychiatrist of any school of thought believe that they are being "analyzed," and that every psychiatrist is automatically a psychoanalyst. For such persons this book will be truly informative.

Most educated Americans have heard of Freud and read some of his writings with more or less understanding. One of the well known writers on analytic subjects in America has been Dr. Karen Horney, whose books have had a wide circulation. Originally a member of the orthodox freudian school of psychoanalysis, Dr. Horney has enlarged on and revised certain of Freud's formulations to the extent that she has become the founder of a new school

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