Wow, so many dismissive of psychoanalysis when it does serve a purpose not exactly like Freud used it but it does have a strong purpose.
Lets review so we are toss away the craziness of "it's worthless."
"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:
1. a method of investigation of the mind;
2. a systematized set of theories about human behaviour;
3. a method of treatment of psychological or emotional illness.
Under the broad umbrella of psychoanalysis there are at least twenty-two different theoretical orientations regarding the underlying theory of understanding of human mentation and human development. The various approaches in treatment called "psychoanalytic" vary as much as the different theories do. In addition, the term refers to a method of studying child development."
[ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychoanalysis]Psychoanalysis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]
It's so crazy!