DOCUMENTS on Internet :
1–Texts by Robert Wilcocks, in the French site of Philippe Gouillou :
2–Article by Raymond Tallis :
« Burying Freud » The Lancet (1996, march 9) Vol. 347: 669-671.
3-A text by Jacques Corraze (in French) being the analysis of a fine example of psychoanalytical mystification, concerning Didier Anzieu’s home-made „invention“:
–« le Moi-peau ou le merveilleux psychanalytique » (The Skin-Ego or the psychoanalytic marvel), article on-line in the .PDF (*Acrobat Reader) format, in =>
[Abstract: Didier Anzieu’s „Skin-Ego“ is a new psychoanalytic concept coming from the „Ego“ of Freud’s own writings. In reality, it is a fantasy which ,according to Anzieu, is even a „vast metaphor“. A concept based on a metaphor necessarily implies the comparison of two different objects. The primitive sigificances imply biology, psychology, Greek mythology, prehistoric art, and the New Testament. Unfortunately, Anzieu’s knowledge of these subjects is limited, sometimes completely wrong, or skimpy in the extreme. In the end, the „Skin-Ego“ is merely a vast play upon words. Nonetheless, the essential interest of this work is to show –once again?– the fundamental mystical nature of the experience of psychoanalysis.]
4–’’Human Nature’’ contains many texts devoted to Freudianism :
5-The Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice
The Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice is edited by Scott O. Lilienfeld, Ph.D., of Emory University. The Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice (SRMHP) is the only peer-reviewed journal devoted exclusively to distinguishing scientifically supported claims from scientifically unsupported claims in clinical psychology, psychiatry, social work, and allied disciplines. It applies the best tools of science and reason to objectively evaluate novel, controversial, and untested mental health claims. Our purview includes claims regarding the efficacy of psychotherapies and self-enhancement methods, the validity of assessment instruments, and the scientific evidence for psychiatric diagnoses. We will reject no claims out of hand or prior to scientific scrutiny, although we will subject all claims to careful investigation and analysis. Its publication has been endorsed by the Commission for Scientific Medicine and Mental Health, a panel that includes prominent psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and Nobel prizewinners.
6–Articles by Allen Esterson.
A synopsis of the 1998 article „Jeffrey Masson and Freud’s seduction theory: a new fable based on old myths„, plus supplementary material and responses:
„Psychoanalytic Mythology„, a short account of the seduction theory episode with some material not included in the earlier article :
The May 2004 issue of „Scientific American“ contains an article by the psychoanalyst and neuroscientist Mark Solms with the title „Freud Returns“. To read the response of Freud scholar Allen Esterson click here:
BBC Radio 4 broadcast a programme on Freud and hysteria on 22 April 2004. For Allen Esterson’s response to this programme click here:
Some of these articles also at www.esterson.org
see also the Quack Museum http://www.mtn.org/quack/welcome.htm
7–The site of Patrice van den Reysen (in French):
8–The site of Richard Webster :
9– Articles in English and Swedish by Max Scharnberg
See also => „False Memory Hoaxing“ =>
France FMS => http://www.francefms.com/
False Memory Foundation (USA) => http://www.fmsfonline.org
Stop Bad Therapy => http://www.stopbadtherapy.com
British False Memory Society (UK) => http://www.bfms.org.uk
Australian False Memory Association. (AU) => http://www.afma.asn.au
10–An example of pseudo-science in mental health care and its detrimental consequences:
11– An article (in French) by Luis Carlos Fernandez : « La passion de discourir comme volonté de ne pas savoir ».
12– Frank Sulloway has revised his view of Freud, and now regards him as something close to a charlatan. See “The faults and frauds of Freud”:
13 – Le site de Gilbert Allemeesch, Freud on the Sofa
14- The distinguished Harvard psychiatrist, Harrison G. Pope, Jr., and a team of fellow scholars, including literary historians, have conducted a well-designed and wide-ranging series of enquiries into the history and provenance of Repression or „dissociative amnesia“. In a paper which the Canadian Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Western Ontario, Harold Merskey, reckons to be one of the most important psychiatric papers to appear in recent years, it is clearly demonstrated that Repression in the Freudian sense is not a culture-free medical symptom, but rather a time- & culture-bound concept which does not appear in Literature before the rise of the Romantic movement in 19th Century Europe: