Sigmund Freud

Blog: Freud Is Everywhere

Freud revolutionized the understanding and treatment of mental disorders. He created the psychoanalytic theory of personality. But beyond this, he profoundly changed our understanding of humanity, thought and culture.

Blog: Why Do I Get So Hungry Before My Period?

In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week I’d like to bring awareness to a lesser known aspect of appetite and disordered eating—the impact of sex hormones and the menstrual cycle on appetite and body image.

Blog: The Hidden Truth About Eating Disorders

The Hidden Truth About Eating Disorders
 
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Is February 21-27, 2016
 
 
Eating disorder patients often use their bodies to express what their minds cannot.  One challenge of treatment is to decode this hidden communication, as in this example:
 

Blog: 100 Years of Understanding War-Related Trauma

Why after every war do “we” look for the newest, most cutting-edge treatments for war-related trauma, rather and simply going to a library?

News: APsaA Calls for Empathy Regarding Plight of Refugees

In light of increasing inflammatory rhetoric directed at refugees fleeing Syria and Iraq, the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) has released a new position statement calling for greater understanding and increased compassion.