Many people are probably not aware that the psychoanalytic theory, which was originally developed by Sigmund Freud, is constantly evolving. Psychoanalysis is both a theory of human emotional and thought life, a method of treatment and a method of research. Massimo Recalcati is a very prominent psychoanalyst and philosopher who has already published 52 books. Problems with self-esteem and widespread eating disorders among young people are his specialty. The patients he mentions in his books are described in a historical and cultural context and give us a unique insight into how society affects our psyche and behavior.
It is worrying that Norway decided in the state budget for 2020 to phase out all support for education in psychoanalysis. This means that we are losing a subject that gives us deep insight into our own society and the mechanisms that affect our psyche.
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