Part 1. Beginning Assumptions. Anna O. and the origins of Freud's personality theory. Charcot, hypnosis and determinism. Freud, determinism and hysteria. Freud's adaptation of Breuer's treatment method. Causes and the actual neuroses. Part II. First Theories and Applications. Mechanisms of symptom formation. A theory of the neuroses. Expectations, actual neuroses and childhood seduction. Dreams and symptoms. A theory of sexuality. Part III. The Final Synthesis. The ego and the ego-instinctual drive. The instinct theory finalized. The structures of the mind. Part IV. Evaluation. Psycho-analysis as theory and therapy. Psycho-analysis as a method. Psycho-analysis as science. References. Index. Acknowledgements.