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Self-analysis consists of interpreting one's own preconscious and unconscious material (such as dreams, parapraxes, memories, fleeting thoughts, and intense emotions). Psychoanalysis is to a great extent a result of Freud's self-analysis between 1895 and 1902. The analysis of his own dreams brought him confirmation of what he found in the dreams of his patients and, reciprocally, he better understood their dreams on the basis of his own. Freud's self-analysis only became systematic after the death of his father in October 1896, and that..