Considering that Freud is one of the unholy trinity of the so-called “school of suspicion” (the others are Karl Marx and Friedrich Nietzsche), psychiatry ought to be rejected as the abomination it is.
Psychology/psychiatry is not necessarily an abomination, as suggested by Olog-hai. The primary issue is the dearth of Liberals controlling the education of the subjects in higher education.
I was forced out of the psychology department in college due to my “radical views” in suggesting such things as Kinsey being an immoral philanderer and Jung being a failure in everything else so he “made up” analytical psych. I still managed to get a minor in psych, but it’s not helped me anywhere in life except to make positive deductions about the personal lives of girls, a great party trick but useless in “the real world.”
Don’t get me started on Neitzche.
Fortunately, a good many in psychology reject Freud's “animalism”. The Carl Jung school of thought recognizes the need for spirituality for a healthy mind.
Benjamin Spock, MD, has a lot to answer for as well.
“Considering that Freud is one of the unholy trinity of the so-called school of suspicion (the others are Karl Marx and Friedrich Nietzsche), psychiatry ought to be rejected as the abomination it is.”
You are absolutely correct. See Against Therapy by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson. Therapy and counseling is complete bunk. The therapy is based on “transference” developing the trust of the client, so they will do what you want them to do. Your therapy is then dictated by whatever is in the therapist’s sick little mind. Run