Author: Benjamin B. Wolman Ph.D
The treatment of schizophrenics belongs to the category of unpredictables. The same method of treatment may fail in one case and succeed in another. An experienced therapist may fail with a patient with whom a beginner may succeed. Diametrically opposed philosophies claim good results. Some authors even believe in recovery without treatment. Classic psychoanalysis is not the choice treatment of schizophrenia. The reclining position and the psychoanalyst’s spare comments are likely to increase anxiety in the patient and facilitate regression. Even Freudians, such as Bychowski, Brody, Eissler, Federn, Knight, Rosen and Wolman deviate from Freud’s techniques when they treat schizophrenics.