From the Editor
“Today, psychoanalysis has been marginalized and is struggling to survive in a hostile academic and clinical environment. This raises the question as to whether the paradigm is still relevant in psychiatric science and practice.”
This week, we consider the relevance of psychoanalysis.
Drawing from the May issue of The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, we look at two papers.
Freud and analysis: debating his relevance
In a Perspectives piece, Dr. Joel Paris argues that psychoanalysis is part our legacy – but not much more. In an Editorial, Dr. Paula Ravitz responds. She opens by writing: “My concern is that by unnecessarily pitting psychiatry against psychoanalysis, we may throw out the baby with the bathwater.”
It’s a great and important debate.