ABSTRACT

This chapter explores American analyst's reaction to the two blows they suffered - one caused by the declaration of the Decade of the Brain and the other by the Freud Wars. During the decade of the 1990s, analysts in the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association (JAPA) showed their concern about the expansion of the somatic medical model in the field of schizophrenia, and this concern was also reflected in new psychiatric publications such as Schizophrenia Bulletin and Schizophrenia Research. These research papers were intended to bring psychoanalysis into the public eye, support the next generation of analysts and clarify the unique value of psychoanalytic treatment in comparison to other treatment modes. The treatments of interest were cognitive and behavioral interventions, psychosocial treatments related mainly to rehabilitation, cognitive recovery, occupational therapy, family therapy, behavioral therapy, high expressed emotion-focused family interventions, personal therapy interventions, social skill training, supportive therapy and so forth.