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Freudian limitations

What are some possible limitations of a Freudian analysis of Joe?

Joe is a 19 year-old male. He suffers from bouts of depression and occasional anxiety. He states that, "I just never seem to be good enough." Joe is the caretaker of his invalid mother and two younger siblings. His father left when Joe was the only child at 5 years of age, and returned when Joe was 12. Within 3 years, his sisters and brother were born. When Joe was 16 years old, his mother was in a car accident that left her paralyzed. His father left again and hasn't been seen since. Joe tells the therapist that he hates his father and wishes him dead.

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Referring to the scenario and by example, this solution discusses some possible limitations of a Freudian analysis of Joe in the scenario.

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