physiologist, medical doctor, and father of psychoanalysis
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Freud was the founding father of psychoanalysis, a method for treating mental illness and also a theory which explains human behavior. Psychoanalysis is often known as the talking cure. Typically Freud would encourage his patients to talk freely regarding their symptoms, and to describe exactly what was on their mind.