Dora: An Analysis of a Case of Hysteria

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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. ...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780684829463
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 11/1/1997
  • Series: Collected Papers of Sigmund Freud Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 176,968
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2000

    Dora: An Hysteric

    Sigmund Freud writes a major a case study on a woman named 'Dora.' She is 18 years of age and lives in Vienna, Austria with her father, who's in his late 40's and her obsessive-compulsive mother who is constantly cleaning the house to the point of neuroticism at it's best! Freud studies 'Dora' who is at the pinnacle of being 'miserable' as her father is having an affair with his nurse, who's the family friend of Dora's father and mother, with whom they had met at an exclusive health resort called 'B--.' Needless to say, Dora leads a life of psychosomatic illnesses that range from the absurd (literally losing her voice) down to chronic chest pains! This book is definitely for the psychoanalyst in us all! I give this book 5 stars and 5 cheers because this book should be read by anyone who has an interest in repression and the unconscious.

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