Was Freud right about anything?

Sigmund Freud is one of the most famous doctors to delve into the human subconscious. But is anything he said rooted in science?

After all, one of his most memorable ideas suggested that we’re all repressing our true desires to have sex with our parents. But Freud didn’t use science to arrive at this idea. He started out with a theory and then worked backward, seeking out tidbits to reinforce his beliefs and then aggressively dismissing anything else that challenged those ideas. That’s according to Frederick Crews, a one-time Freudian follower and professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley. 

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