A prominent psychoanalyst and psychodynamic therapist, Gabbard said he believes the theoretical constructs of psychoanalysis—drives
and conflicts—find expression in, and can be interpreted within, a patient's individual neurobiology. "You can see psychoanalytic
meaning at the same time you are looking at biology," he said. "This was the dream of Freud, to build bridges between psychoanalytic
concepts and a neurobiological science of the brain."