150 Years of Sigmund Freud: What would Freud have said about the obesity epidemic?

S. R. Bornstein, M. L. Wong, J. Licinio

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The 150th birthday of Sigmund Freud has triggered widespread interest and media coverage on his unique contribution and impact on society. Recent evidence from neuroscience and advanced imaging technology has provided support for some of his major concepts including the unconscious and the key role of early life events. In this perspective, we attempt to write on his behalf an updated version of a Freudian way of thinking focused on the current high rates of obesity and depression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1070-1072
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular psychiatry
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 1 Dec 2006


  • Obesity
  • Sigmund Freud
  • Unconscious

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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