Jung on Schizophrenia: An Introductory Survey

His breaking-off with Freud, compelled the latter to reformulate his theory introducing the concept of "Narcisism" in order to explain the psychosis, whereas Jung, moving always closer to a Janetian view about the unconscious, arrived finally at the elaboration of a theory about the psyche, radically different from the Freudian.

His hermeneutic work can be considered as an alternative to those systems which postulate a "ontologic breaking" for psychosis. Moreover It contains elaborations which anticipate the actual "defectual", "motivational" or "vulnerability-stress" models.


1-Bleuler, E. (1911): "Dementia Praecox. El grupo de las Esquizofrenias" .Ed. Hormé 1960

2-Castilla del Pino: "Introducción a la Psiquiatr¡a II". Ed. Alianza. Madrid.1982.

3-Ellenberger, H.F. (1970): "El descubrimiento del Inconsciente". Ed. Gredos.

4-Jung,C.G. (1907): "The Psychology of Dementia Praecox".(CW-3)

5-Jung,C.G.(1911): "A Criticism of Bleuler's Theory of Schizophrenic Negativism".(CW-3).

6-Jung,C.G. (1913 a): "Teor¡a del Psicoanálisis". Ed. Plaza and Janés. Madrid, 1983

7-Jung,C.G. (1913 b): "Four papers on Psychological Typology". (CW-6).

8-Jung,C.G. (1914 a): "On the Importance of the Unconscious in Psychopathology". (CW-3)

9-Jung,C.G. (1914 b): "The Content of the Psychosis". (CW-3)

10-Jung,C.G. (1919 a): "On the Problem of Psychogenesis in Mental Disease". (CW-3)

11-Jung,C.G. (1919 b): "The Instinct and the Unconscious". (CW-8).

12-Jung,C.G. (1921 a): "Psychological Types". (CW-6).

13-Jung,C.G. (1921 b): "The Therapeutic value of Abreaction". (CW-16).

14-Jung,C.G. (1928 a): "Analytical Psychology and Weltanschauung". (CW-8).

15-Jung,C.G. (1928 b): "Sobre the Energética del Alma". (EP).

16-Jung,C.G. (1934): "Consideraciones generales sobre la teoría de los Complejos". (CI).

17-Jung,C.G. (1935) : "Introducción a la Psicología Analítica". (CI).

18-Jung,C.G. (1939 a): "On the Psychogenesis of Schizophrenia".(CW-3)

19-Jung,C.G. (1939 b): "Los aspectos psicol¢gicos del Arquetipo de la madre". (AIC).

20-Jung,C.G. (1939 c): "Conscious, Unconscious and Individuation". (CW-9i).

21-Jung,C.G. (1947): "Consideraciones teóricas sobre the naturaleza de lo psíquico". (AIC).

22-Jung,C.G. (1951): "Fundamental Questions of Psychotherapy". (CW-16).

23-Jung,C.G. (1956): "Recent Thoughts on Schizophrenia". (CW-3)

24-Jung,C.G. (1958): "Schizophrenia".(CW-3)

25-Samuels, Shorter, Plaut: "A Critical Dictionary of Junguian Analysis". Routledge.1986.
26-Stevens, A.: "Archetype. A Natural History of the Self". Routledge. London 1982.

27-Vazqueza.:"Psicología de la Personalidad en C.G.Jung". Ed. Sigueme.


  • - AIC: " Arquetipos e Inconsciente Colectivo". Ed. Paid¢s. Barcelona,1984.
  • - CI: "Los Complejos y el Inconsciente". Ed. Alianza. Madrid, 1979.
  • - CW: "The Collected Works of C.G. Jung." (25 Vols.). Routledge. London.
  • - EP: "Energía Psíquica y Esencia del Sueño". Ed. Paidós. Barcelona, 1982.