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Sigmund Freud's practice: visits and consultation, psychoanalyses, remuneration.

Authors
  • Tögel, Christfried
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Psychoanalytic Quarterly
Publisher
Wiley (John Wiley & Sons)
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2009
Volume
78
Issue
4
Pages
1033–1058
Identifiers
PMID: 19928437
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

This paper provides an overview of the quantitative side of the systematic records kept by Freud on his practice. He left precise records of the duration, frequency, and fees of psychoanalytic treatments. These statistics are compared with the treatment duration and frequency customary in present-day psychoanalytic practice in German-speaking countries. The results suggest that, regarding frequency and duration and their relationship, there is little difference between Freud's psychoanalytic practice and that of the present day.

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