Frieda fromm-reichmann is a remarkable psychoanalyst, neurologist and psychiatrist. She was born in 1889 in Karlsruhe, Germany, within an ultra orthodox Jewish family, in which music is greatly appreciated and culture.
In 1926, she married one of his patients, Erich Fromm, author of "The Art of Loving." In 1935 he emigrated from Nazi Germany to go first to France, then to Palestine and, in 1935, finally to America, where he began working in a psychiatric hospital in Maryland, where he applied psychoanalysis to the treatment of schizophrenia until his death.
There are many reasons why I admire , but the main reason is that she was one of the first therapists in treating people with severe mental disorders by psychoanalysis, but with a deeply humane perspective. She believed in love and respect for the patient as therapeutic tools essential.
She was one of the few people who supported the idea that delusions and symptoms of psychosis have a sense for the psychotic, something that I deeply believe. So she tries to understand the content of these, listen to the patient, without making a stupid, like all other psychiatrists.
Among his contributions are:
-Apply Intensive psychotherapy in psychosis, rather than pharmacotherapy, revolutionizing the healing techniques of schizophrenic patients.
-She did research on schizophrenia and described the catastrophic behavior in schizophrenics as something with meaningful.
-Within the framework of Interpersonal Psychoanalysis, she says that psychotic symptoms are a particular type of patient's communication with others.
Unfortunately, he was widely criticized and ignored, for believe in a cure for schizophrenia and psychosis. Just for try to expand the boundaries of classical psychoanalysis of the epoque.