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Argentina is world capital of psychoanalysis
Argentina is the place to vacation if you want a good assessment of your feelings and you are not satisfied with your current therapist. Known as the world's psychoanalysts capital, Argentinian tourism thrives due this profession.

ARGENTINA IS known as the world's capital of psychotherapy, with people thronging to this eclectic country to talk out their problems. Psychotherapy has struck a nerve with Argentinians as Freud's face is seen quite often in book stalls, posters of plays, and the nooks and crannies of the country.

AFI reports that psychoanalysis became popular in Argentina as soon as Sigmund Freud's idea arrived in Argentina. Andres Rascovsky, President of the Argentine Association of Psychoanalysis, threw some light on Argentina's obsession with the subject. He said, “Psychoanalysis took on great importance on the development of the sense of the self. This might be the reason why it became so popular in Argentina. Maybe also because society then was so conservative and religious that psychology became a tool allowing the mind to think as an individual.”

In the 1980s Buenos Aires experienced a psychologists boom as many psychoanalysts moved to Palermo city centre that soon came to be known as the ville Freud. A successful television producer, Vera Czemeriniski has visited her psychoanalyst every week for the past 13 years. Explaining her behaviour and her need for such sessions, she says, “For some reason for me it became a place where I could think with someone who in some ways from a certain point of view knows me extremely well. Perhaps knows me more deeply than anyone.” This luxury of someone knowing you more than others is something that everyone craves in a world where we are too busy.

Another psychoanalyst, Marcello Peluffo, says, “We as people like talking. I should specify that if someone is talking, people listen. So anyone whose job is to listen does well in their profession.” This trait also might be visible because as people they love to vent out their feeling, whereas we in India normally do not like to do that or to cry in public. There might be more than one reason why the place loves psychoanalysts but in Argentina there are 15 psychoanalysts for every 1000 citizens. They are definitely the most analyzed people in the world!

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