Dora: An Analysis of a Case of Hysteria

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Simon and Schuster, 1997 - Psychology - 124 pages
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A fascinating case study that reads like a detective novel, pulling readers deep into the twisted world and dark mental corners of one of Sigmund Freud’s most intriguing psychological patients.

An intelligent but troubled eighteen-year-old girl to whom Freud gives the pseudonym “Dora” is at the center of this captivating case study. Freud’s analysis focuses on Dora, however she is surrounded by an emotionally disturbed cast of characters that thicken the psychological intrigue. As Dora falls into the paralysis of psychological hysteria, Freud uses all of his analytical genius and literary skill to explore Dora’s inner life and explain the cause of her neuroses.

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User Review  - Syme - Goodreads

One of the most horrible and awful things I have ever read. Freud is an asshole. But really informative, and well written I have to admit, so I do recommend this if you're interested in psychology. Read full review


Fragment of an Analysis of a Case
Hysterical Phantasies and Their Relation
General Remarks on Hysterical

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Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) was an Austrian neurologist and psychologist who founded the psychoanalytic school of psychology. Although his theories remain controversial until this day, Freud made a lasting impact on Western culture.

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