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July 1969

The Dream in Psychoanalysis.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1969;21(1):117-118. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1969.01740190119021

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Increasing interest in ego psychology as compared with id content is responsible for the reduced significance of dreams and the integration of dream interpretation in both clinical practice and analytic training. This regrettable shift in emphasis is scored by Dr. Leon Altman in his valuable work entitled The Dream in Psychoanalysis. It is Dr. Altman's intention to restore dream and dream interpretation for use in clinical practice and have them serve as important supplementary material for those who need "an exposition of the clinical approach to making the latent content available and meaningful to both patient and analyst—an account of the clinical judgments which must be made and the steps taken to this end" (p4).

The text first proceeds with a brief and concise theoretical summary of the sources of the dream and dream mechanisms including such concepts as condensation, symbolization, means

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