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Life of the mind: Freudian truths

Freud’s theory is not just his opinion about the way the mind the works

By Anna Blundy   February 2015

It's always a shock when you hear Freud parrotted by a patient. © Emilio Zaldivar

There is a bright moment in the process of therapy when a patient suddenly shows up. It feels like a miracle when someone so wrapped up in their own despair just looks you right in the eye and asks an ordinary question.

There is a particular patient I’ve been seeing as part of my training for over a year now. When…

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