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Unformatted text preview: 1793 – Created the first mental hospital Psychoanalysis: Freud • Freud created psychoanalysis, which he used to treat hysteria – Hysteria: • Physical symptoms (like paralysis or numbness) occur without physiological causes • Now known as somatoform disorders • Freud became convinced that hysterias were caused by deeply hidden unconscious conflicts • Main Goal of Psychoanalysis: – To resolve internal conflicts that lead to emotional suffering Psychoanalysis • Freud developed four techniques to uncover the unconscious roots of neurosis: – Free association, dream analysis, analysis of resistance, and analysis of transference • Free Association: – Saying whatever comes to mind, regardless of how embarrassing it is – By doing so without censorship and censure, unconscious material can emerge...
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- Demon, free association, Origins of Therapy