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Psychoanalysis: Science or Nonscience?
Bulletin of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
The debate regarding the scientific status of psychoanalysis is considered by many psychiatrists to be a sterile one; this leads to a polarisation of views in which those in favour of psychoanalysis, feeling themselves to be losing, retreat to the position of stating that meaning is more important than scientific status, while those against argue that because psychoanalysis is unscientific it is meaningless and thus should not remain part of our psychiatric practice; the debate beingdoi:10.1192/s0140078900027267 fatcat:isxhbbhfdjfrvndiy6emftj6kq