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The feeling of meaninglessness: A challenge to psychotherapy

The feeling of meaninglessness: A challenge to psychotherapy *THE FEELING OF MEANINGLESSNESS: A CHALLENGE TO PSYCHOTHERAPY VIKTOR E. FRANKL ODAY more than ever before, the longer told by his instincts as to what psychiatrist is called upon to treat he must do. And in contrast to former patients who complain of a sense of times, he is no longer told by traditions futility and emptiness, a feeling of and values what he should do. Now, meaninglessness, which this paper will knowing neither what he must do nor describe in terms of the "existential what he should do, he sometimes does not even know what it is that he basic- vacuum". 1 There can be no doubt that the existential vacuum is increasing and ally wishes to do. Instead, he gets to spreading. In a recent study of 500 wish to do what other people do (con- youngsters in Vienna it was shown that formity) or he does what other people the percentage of those suffering from wish him to do (totalitarianism). it has increased within the last two years Another effect of the existential from 30 per cent to 80 per cent. 2 Even in vacuum is neuroticism. The existential Africa, the existential vacuum is spread- vacuum http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The American Journal of Psychoanalysis Springer Journals

The feeling of meaninglessness: A challenge to psychotherapy

The American Journal of Psychoanalysis , Volume 32 (1): 5 – Mar 1, 1972

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
1972 The Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis
ISSN
0002-9548
eISSN
1573-6741
DOI
10.1007/BF01872487
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Abstract

*THE FEELING OF MEANINGLESSNESS: A CHALLENGE TO PSYCHOTHERAPY VIKTOR E. FRANKL ODAY more than ever before, the longer told by his instincts as to what psychiatrist is called upon to treat he must do. And in contrast to former patients who complain of a sense of times, he is no longer told by traditions futility and emptiness, a feeling of and values what he should do. Now, meaninglessness, which this paper will knowing neither what he must do nor describe in terms of the "existential what he should do, he sometimes does not even know what it is that he basic- vacuum". 1 There can be no doubt that the existential vacuum is increasing and ally wishes to do. Instead, he gets to spreading. In a recent study of 500 wish to do what other people do (con- youngsters in Vienna it was shown that formity) or he does what other people the percentage of those suffering from wish him to do (totalitarianism). it has increased within the last two years Another effect of the existential from 30 per cent to 80 per cent. 2 Even in vacuum is neuroticism. The existential Africa, the existential vacuum is spread- vacuum

Journal

The American Journal of PsychoanalysisSpringer Journals

Published: Mar 1, 1972

Keywords: Clinical Psychology; Psychotherapy; Psychoanalysis

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