312 Pages
    by Routledge

    310 Pages
    by Routledge

    First Published in 1999. Psychoanalysis first developed as a method of therapy in the strict medical sense. Freud had discovered that certain circumscribed disorders that have no discernible organic basis-such as hysterical convulsions, phobias, depressions, drug addictions, functional stomach upsets --can be cured by uncovering the unconscious factors that underlie them. In the course of time disturbances of this kind were summarily called neurotic. Therefore humility as well as hope is required in any discussion of the possibility of psychoanalytic self-examination. It is the object of this book to raise this question seriously, with all due consideration for the difficulties involved.

    Introduction; Chapter 1 Feasibility and Desirability of Self-Analysis; Chapter 2 The Driving Forces in Neuroses; Chapter 3 Stages of Psychoanalytic Understanding; Chapter 4 The Patient’s Share in the Psychoanalytic Process; Chapter 5 The Analyst’s Share in the Psychoanalytic Process; Chapter 6 Occasional Self-Analysis; Chapter 7 Systematic Self-Analysis; Chapter 8 Systematic Self-Analysis of a Morbid Dependency; Chapter 9 Spirit and Rules of Systematic Self-Analysis; Chapter 10 Dealing with Resistances; Chapter 11 Limitations of Self-Analysis;


    Karen Horney