2006 marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sigmund Freud. Many of Freud’s ideas are no longer accepted, while others are still embraced. What no one disputes is that he is the father of analysis and psychotherapy. In what is a strange irony, Freud was able to help others , but never able to help himself. He died of cancer in 1939 because he was unable to break himself of an addiction to cigars, having smoked a box a day even after having had his jaw removed.