Drug overdose
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
History

The principles of psychodynamics were first introduced in the 1874 publication “Lectures on Physiology” by German scientist Ernst Wilhelm von Brücke. Brücke suggested all living organisms are energy systems, governed by the principle of energy conservation. During the same year, Brücke was supervisor to first-year medical student Sigmund Freud at the University of Vienna. Freud later adopted this new construct of “dynamic” physiology to aid in his own conceptualization of the human psyche. Later, both the concept and application of psychodynamics was further developed by the likes of Carl Jung, Alfred Adler, Otto Rank, and Melanie Klein