Madness on the Couch: Blaming the Victim in the Heyday of Psychoanalysis
Roazen, Paul, American Journal of Psychotherapy
EDwARD DOLNICK: Madness on the Couch: Blaming the Victim in the Heyday of Psychoanalysis. Simon & Schuster, New York, 1998, 348 pp., $25.00, ISBN 0-684-82497-3.
Censoriousness is not an attractive quality, even though it can have short-term advantages, including gaining readers and converts. Edward Dolnick, a professional journalist, has written an excellent book about some of the key missteps, mainly in the last half-century, which led a large group of psychoanalytic writers to blame patients and bash families. Paradoxically, Dolnick's own moralism leads him to start off by being so harsh about Freud that I suspect many might be put off by the first section of his book. …
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Publication information: Article title: Madness on the Couch: Blaming the Victim in the Heyday of Psychoanalysis. Contributors: Roazen, Paul - Author. Journal title: American Journal of Psychotherapy. Volume: 53. Issue: 3 Publication date: Summer 1999. Page number: 429+. © American Journal of Psychotherapy 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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