Psychoanalysis is a body of ideas developed by Austrian Physician Sigmund Freud and continued by others. It is primarily devoted to the study of human psychological functioning and behavior, although it also can be applied to societies.
Psychoanalysis has three applications’ method of investigation of the mind’s systematized set of theories about human behavioral method of treatment of psychological or emotional illness. The specifics of the analyst's interventions typically include confronting and clarifying the patient's pathological defenses and guilt.
Through the analysis of conflicts, including those contributing to resistance and those involving transference onto the analyst of distorted reactions, psychoanalytic treatment can clarify how patients unconsciously are their own worst enemies symbolic reactions that have been stimulated by experience are causing symptoms.
Conflict theory looks at how emotional symptoms and character traits are complex solutions to mental conflict. Relational psychoanalysis combines interpersonal psychoanalysis with object-relations theory and with Inter-subjective theory as critical for mental health, was introduced by Stephen Mitchell.