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Helene Deutsch (née Rosenbach) (October 9, 1884March 29, 1982) was an Austrian-American psychoanalyst and colleague of Sigmund Freud. She was the first psychoanalyst to specialize in women and postulated the now antiquated view that all women are masochistic by nature (Deutsch 1930), reinforcing Krafft-Ebing's and Freud's views.

Born in Przemyśl, Deutsch studied medicine and psychiatry in Vienna and Munich, before she became a pupil of Freud. As his assistant she was the first woman to concern herself with the psychology of women. In 1912 she married Dr Felix Deutsch, and after a number of miscarriages they eventually conceived a son, Martin. In 1935 she fled Germany, immigrating to Cambridge in the United States. Her husband and son joined her a year later, and she worked there as a well-regarded psychoanalyst up until her death in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1982.

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