A perennially best-selling and influential psychoanalytic work.
while Otto Fenichel died without warning at age forty eight, Anna Freud mourned the lack of "his inexhaustible wisdom of psychoanalysis and his inimitable method of organizing and proposing his facts." those features shine in his vintage textual content, which has been a beacon to generations of psychoanalysts. Investigating the connection among organic wishes and exterior influences―the tensions and inhibitions that nurture neuroses―Fenichel concludes that "neuroses are social diseases," bobbing up from the calls for of civilization at the constructing organism. For this fiftieth anniversary version, distinctive psychoanalyst Leo Rangell has written an advent to set the context of Fenichel's paintings and an epilogue to explain its effect.