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Is Psychoanalysis outdated or has it just arrived? .

Is psychoanalysis outdated?

 It is outdated scientifically, in that the cognitivist-neurobiologist model of the human mind has superseded the Freudian model;

it is outdated in the psychiatric clinic, where psychoanalytic treatment is losing ground to drug treatment and behavioural therapy;

and it is outdated in society more broadly, where the notion of social norms which repress the individual’s sexual drives doesn’t hold up in the face of today’s hedonism.

Or perhaps we are being overly hasty and  the time of psychoanalysis has only just arrived.

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