[The Nosological Foundation and Implications of Freud’s First and Second Theory of Neuroses]
Based on Jacques Schotte’s plea for a revaluation of Freud as a general psychopathologist, the author investigates the nosological foundation and implications of some of Freud’s most important clinical-theoretical writings on neuroses (1893-1912), and confronts them with the medical-psychiatric approach of Charcot. He demonstrates that Freud’s approach of psychic dysfunctioning develops from a descriptive psychiatric one (Charcot) toward a „pathogenetic” and „antropological” point of view. It is shown that this new approach is one in which both psychic and somatic, exogenous and endogenous factors play equally an important role. Also, in this new perspective the boundaries between psychic pathology and psychic health fade away, while it considers the essentials of psychopathology as being the fundamental components of everybody’s existence and personal development.
How to Cite:
Lietaer, H., 1991. De Nosologische Fundering en Implicates Van Freuds Eerste en Tweede Neurosenleer. Psychologica Belgica, 31(1), pp.1–22. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/pb.810