Interpretation of dreams - Definition

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Sigmund Freud's work The Interpretation of Dreams, or Die Traumdeutung in its original German, was published in 1899. In this work, the founder of psychoanalysis put forward his theory that dreams must carry real sense that is far from the fantastical world of dreams that, up until then, had always been referred to, and that they provide the opportunity to live out a subconscious desire. By interpreting the dreams of his patients, Freud was therefore able to claim he had found a way to use it to determine neurosis. To further explain his method of dream interpretation, the German psychoanalyst even used some of his own dreams as examples in his work.

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