Five Card Story: Sigmund Freud- The founder of psychoanalysis

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Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist who is perhaps most known as the founder of psychoanalysis. Freud was born in the Austrian town of Freiberg, now known as the Czech Republic, on May 6, 1856.
When he was four years old, Freud’s family moved to Vienna, the town where he would live and work for most of the remainder of his life. After studying medicine at the University of Vienna, Freud worked and gained respect as a physician.
Later, Freud and his friend and mentor Dr. Josef Breuer introduced him to the case study of a patient known as Anna O., who was really a woman named Bertha Pappenheim. Her symptoms included a nervous cough, tactile anesthesia, and paralysis. Over the course of her treatment, the woman recalled several traumatic experiences, which Freud and Breuer believed contributed to her illness.The two physicians concluded that there was no organic cause for Anna O's difficulties, but that having her talk about her experiences had a calming effect on the symptoms. Freud and Breuer published the work Studies in Hysteria in 1895. It was Bertha Pappenheim herself who referred to the treatment as "the talking cure."
Later works include The Interpretation of Dreams (1900). Freud said that, "The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind." He meant that because dreams are such an unconscious activity they give an almost direct insight into the workings of the unconscious mind.
Freud (1923) later developed a more structural model of the mind comprising the entities id, ego, and superego (what Freud called “the psychic apparatus”). These are not physical areas within the brain, but rather hypothetical conceptualizations of important mental functions.
His lexicon has become embedded within the vocabulary of Western society. Words he introduced through his theories are now used by everyday people to help and widen their knowledge about the human mind and human behavior.

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