Fortunately, analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself remains a very effective therapist.
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) Known as the "father of psychoanalysis," Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist. His study of the mind led him to develop psychoanalysis as a therapeutic technique for treating psychopathology. Although in many ways controversial, Freud's work remains important to the study and development of psychological theories.
Wilhelm Reich (1897-1957) A successor to Freud, Wilhelm Reich was an Austrian psychoanalyst who attempted to integrate psychoanalysis with Marxism. For Reich, psychosocial conditions and an inability to experience an orgasm were key components of neurosis.