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(Encyclopedia)psychoanalysis, name given by Sigmund Freud to a system of interpretation and therapeutic treatment of psychological disorders. Psychoanalysis began after Freud studied (1885–86) with the French neu...

Brill, Abraham Arden

(Encyclopedia)Brill, Abraham Arden, 1874–1948, American psychiatrist, b. Austria, grad. New York Univ., 1901, M.D. Columbia, 1903. He came to the United States alone at the age of 13. After studies with C. G. Jun...

Jones, Ernest

(Encyclopedia)Jones, Ernest, 1879–1958, British psychoanalyst, b. Wales. He taught (1910–13) at the Univ. of Toronto and was director (1908–13) of the Ontario Clinic for Nervous Diseases. He founded the Inter...

Lacan, Jacques

(Encyclopedia)Lacan, Jacques zhäk läkäNˈ [key], 1901–81, French psychoanalyst. After receiving a medical degree, he became a psychoanalyst in Paris. Lacan was infamous for his unorthodox methods of treatment,...


(Encyclopedia)ego: see psychoanalysis.


(Encyclopedia)id: see psychoanalysis.


(Encyclopedia)fixation: see psychoanalysis.


(Encyclopedia)superego: see psychoanalysis.

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