Studies in Hysteria
Hysteria--the tormenting of the body by the troubled mind--is among the most pervasive of human disorders; yet, at the same time, it is the most elusive. Freud's recognition that hysteria stemmed from traumas in the patient's past transformed the way we think about sexuality. Studies in Hysteria is one of the founding texts of psychoanalysis, revolutionizing our understanding of love, desire, and the human psyche. As full of compassionate human interest as of scientific insight, these case histories are also remarkable, revelatory works of literature.
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Review: Studies in HysteriaUser Review - Paul Johnston - Goodreads
Fascinating insight into freud's early thinking. Also pretty readable apart from some slightly dated approach to the mind/brain. Read full review
Review: Studies in HysteriaUser Review - Liana Giorgi - Goodreads
The last essay written by Freud is a concise introduction into psychoanalysis. The rest is more academic reading as to the first days of psychoanalysis. Read full review