Analytical psychology Jung

Anthony Storr

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'Analytical Psychology' was the name given by C.G. Jung to his variety of psychodynamic theory in order to distinguish it from Freud's 'Psychoanalysis'. Jung's background and early work

Jung was born on 26 July 1875, the son of a pastor in the Swiss Reformed Church who was also an Oriental and classical scholar. He was an only child for his first 9 years and, since he was more intelligent than most of his rural schoolfellows, remained somewhat isolated. He became a medical student at the University of Basel. On completing his medical degree, he had almost decided to become a surgeon, when he came across a textbook of psychiatry by Krafft-Ebing which persuaded him to specialize in this neglected branch of medicine. From 1900 to 1909, he was a psychiatrist at the Burghölzli mental hospital in Zürich, where he became particularly interested in schizophrenia and carried out original research which is reported in the first two volumes of The Collected Works of C.G. Jung.(12)

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