Psychoanalysis In the News

by Molly Merson, MFT
In Argentina, the Go-to Mental Health Treatment for Kids Is Freudian PsychoanalysisIn the United States, medication is often used for children with emotional disturbances, whereas in Argentina, psychoanalysis is the treatment of choice. Rather than traditional, drives-focused analysis, therapists encourage play and interpret as they would adult dreams.
If Donald Trump Had a Selfie Stick, We'd All Be in the PictureThere is more complexity to our current American political climate than us versus them. Holding up a mirror to our own feelings of powerlessness and fear, Donald Trump shows us those underbelly parts that we wish to get rid of.
What Would Sigmund Freud Say About Gay-Conversion Therapy? Did Freud take daughter Anna under his psychoanalytic wing as an attempt at "conversion therapy" because of his uncomfortable suspicions that she was romantically involved with a woman? An analyst who wrote a book about Anna Freud's story explores Freud's bias with regard to female sexuality.