Freud’s Theories of the Unconscious Make a Comeback

“Neuroscience has demonstrated conclusively that there’s far more going on in the mind than the owners of those minds are generally aware… Take the phenomenon of medically unexplained symptoms…. [U]p to a third of people who go to the doctor have them. Their distress is real; the patient is not making it up. And yet no biological cause can be found… Freud’s central idea on conversion disorders – namely that a trauma, or perceived trauma, lies at the origin – is now routinely shown to have clinical efficacy.” [Read Article]