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May 1931

Die seelischen Heilmethoden des Arztes. Eine Lehre vom neurotischen Menschen.

Arch NeurPsych. 1931;25(5):1170. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1931.02230050246015

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Among the flood of presentations of psychotherapy, the present book stands out as the product of a psychotherapeutist who has gone through nonfreudian hypnosis methods to a final adoption of psychoanalysis, largely owing to the appeal of the later freudian metapsychologic writings and the interest in the pathology of conscience. Under the peculiar incubus of the German segregation of natural and mental sciences, the author evidently needed the growing appeal to valuations, processes and the psychopathology of the conscience functions, to add to suggestions and persuasions the analytic process. The proof of the "essential unity of psychotherapy" seems to be given by the intrinsic unity and specificity of "neurotic illness and its psychic cure." He sees an analogy to the dictum of Kant concerning religion, "there is only one true religion; but there can be many kinds of faith." We cannot help seeing in the whole "more than naturalistic" tendency

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