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Introduction: Contemporary psychoanalytic applications: development and its vicissitudes

ByALESSANDRA LEMMA, MATTHEW PATRICK

Psychoanalysis touches a raw nerve: you feel either passionate about it or suspicious of it, but it is rarer to feel neutral. Psychoanalytic ideas arouse curiosity and interest, but they also reliably attract ®erce opposition. In spite of this, psychoanalysis has remained one of the most enduring and in¯uential approaches to understanding and treating psychological and emotional disorders in current use.