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Ikonen, P. (2015). On the overall ethos of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Scand. Psychoanal. Rev., 38(1):9-12.

(2015). Scandinavian Psychoanalytic Review, 38(1):9-12


On the overall ethos of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy

Pentti Ikonen

Health and illness are by nature value concepts. A general set of norms concerning health and illness is complex and contradictory to be applied in psychoanalytic practice. They also obstruct the unconscious becoming conscious or at least, disturb it. If health values determinate psychoanalysis they produce many sorts of unconscious disinformation both in psychoanalytic practice and in social connections. It means continuous difficulties and problems and needs investigation.

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