Freud Was a Fraud: A Triumph of Pseudoscience.

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Freud Was a Fraud: A Triumph of Pseudoscience.

Post by bindeweede » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:49 pm

Harriet Hall writes about a new book on Freud.
Psychiatry is arguably the least science-based of all the medical specialties, and Freudian psychoanalysis is arguably the least science-based psychotherapy. Freud’s theories have been widely criticized as unscientific, and treatment of mental disorders has increasingly turned to psychotropic medications and effective therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Freud’s impact on 20th century thought is undeniable, but he got almost everything wrong. He was not only not scientific; he was a liar and a fraud. A new book, Freud: The Making of an Illusion, by Frederick Crews, may put the final nail in his coffin.
https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/freud- ... doscience/

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