Unconscious - On the Path to Psycho-Analysis

Author: Sigmund Freud and Josef Breuer

Title: Studies on Hysteria


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Josef Breuer (1842–1925) was an Austrian physician who was a mentor to Freud in his early career, and whose own work with hysterical patients helped lay the groundwork for some of Freud’s discoveries about the unconscious – for instance, that neuroses could arise from unconscious processes and that neurotic symptoms could disappear when their basis in unconsciously remembered events became part of the conscious mind. Their collaborative work Studies in Hysteria (1895) is one of the founding texts of psychoanalysis and introduced the notion of the ‘talking cure’.Josef Breuer - Unconscious ideas

Sigmund Freud (1856–1939) was an Austrian neurologist who founded the psychoanalytic school of psychology. He is best known for his theories of the unconscious mind and the defence mechanism of repression. He also developed the clinical practice of psychoanalysis for curing psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst.Sigmund Freud - Psychotherapy of Hysteria

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