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Wisdom, J.O. (1970). Correspondence. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 51:565.

(1970). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 51:565


J. O. Wisdom


May I supplement Dr Rosenfeld's recent paper on the history of the treatment of psychosis by psychoanalysis?

Subject to the criterion of the use of psychoanalytic technique unmodified (and apart from the early examples referred to by Abraham), it would seem that the first case-history reported, which contained a relatively detailed description of the analysis, was one of manic-depressive psychosis conducted by Scott just before World War II and published just after (Scott, W. M., 'On the intense affects encountered in treating a severe manic-depressive disorder'. Int. J. Psycho-Anal.28, 1947, 139–145).


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