Harry Stack Sullivan  

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"In most general terms, we are all much more simply human than otherwise, be we happy and successful, contented and detached, miserable and mentally disordered, or whatever."--The Interpersonal Theory of Psychiatry (1953) by Harry Stack Sullivan

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Harry Stack Sullivan (1892 - 1949) was a U.S. psychiatrist whose work in psychoanalysis was based on direct and verifiable observation (versus the more abstract conceptions of the unconscious mind favored by Sigmund Freud and his disciples).


His writings include:

  1. The Interpersonal Theory of Psychiatry (1953)
  2. "The Psychiatric Interview" (1954)
  3. Conceptions of Modern Psychiatry (1947/1966)
  4. Schizophrenia as a Human Process (1962)

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