Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My First Posting to Sigmund Freud's Couch

As I mention in my introductory comments, I chose the Freudian theme because of the breadth of the neuropsychiatric arena. As an example of how expansive the world of neuropsychiatry is, I refer the reader to another blog "Mind Over Movies" written by psychiatrist and author Dr. Sharon Packer. Her outstanding new blog gives a neuropsychiatric slant to the appreciation of the movies.

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Welcome to Sigmund Freud's Couch

Though Sigmund Freud is today best known as a psychiatrist and the founder of psychoanalysis, his core medical training was in neurology. As a neurologist he wrote a key monograph on aphasia, i.e. acquired neurologically based language dysfunction. He also wrote one of the earliest known scientific studies on the effects of cocaine.This blog is not designed to recount Freud's life, however. I chose the name and the Freudian theme because I want to blog across the boundaries of psychiatry and neurology. In my view, this gives me leeway to blog about most anything.