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Miller, M.L. (1943). Evaluation of the Results of Psychoanalytic Therapy: Robert P. Knight. Amer. J. of Psychiat., XCVIII, 1941, pp. 434–447.. Psychoanal Q., 12:148-149.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Evaluation of the Results of Psychoanalytic Therapy: Robert P. Knight. Amer. J. of Psychiat., XCVIII, 1941, pp. 434–447.

(1943). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 12:148-149

Evaluation of the Results of Psychoanalytic Therapy: Robert P. Knight. Amer. J. of Psychiat., XCVIII, 1941, pp. 434–447.

Milton L. Miller

To evaluate the results of psychoanalytic therapy, published reports from the Berlin Institute, the London Clinic, the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, the Menninger Clinic, Hyman and Kessel are studied. In a total of nearly a thousand cases, 78.1% of the 'organ neuroses', 63.2% of the psychoneuroses, 56.6% of the character disorders, 48.5% of the sexual disorders, and 25% of the psychoses were successfully treated.

Difficulties in reporting the results of treatment by psychoanalysis, the aims of psychoanalytic therapy, and some of its limitations are discussed. The criteria suggested for estimating the result of a psychoanalysis are symptomatic recovery, increased productiveness, improved adjustment to sexual life, improved

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interpersonal relationships, and adjustment of sufficient insight to handle ordinary psychological conflicts.

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Article Citation

Miller, M.L. (1943). Evaluation of the Results of Psychoanalytic Therapy. Psychoanal. Q., 12:148-149

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