To E. Haesele

Dear Frau Dr. Haesele, 23 December 1932

With reference to your question I must tell you that once definite outbreaks of insanity have occurred there is always a permanent lowering of the threshold of consciousness which facilitates the repetition of these outbreaks.

Consequently, the results of psychic treatment are always a bit hazy.

But if the conscious personality is still in good shape and in addition a decent amount of intelligence and goodwill are present, then an attempt should be made to carry the treatment through.

It is always better that something happens rather than nothing at all.

Occasionally there are even cases that can be cured.

However, I am not very optimistic because, as you rightly say, psychoses often reach deep into the organic realm where psychic influence becomes ineffectual.

Yours sincerely,

C.G. Jung ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. 1, Page 112

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