Studies in Hysteria

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 tra

  • Title: Studies in Hysteria
  • Author: Josef Breuer Sigmund Freud Nicola Luckhurst Rachel Bowlby
  • ISBN: 9780142437490
  • Page: 270
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 understandinHysteria 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.For than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up to date translations by award winning translators.

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    1. ‎دوستانِ گرانقدر، جالبترین و مهمترین قسمت از این کتابِ معروف را برایِ شما عزیزان، انتخاب کردم و در زیر برایتان مینویسم آنقدر جذاب و آموزنده بود که دلم نیامد، آنرا برایتان ننویسم--------------------------------------------------‎در سال 1880 میلادی، دختری 21 ساله و باهوش به نامِ <آنا> که از هیستریک [...]

    2. اولین گام در روانکاوی. از این کتاب فکر می‌کنم دو ترجمه در ایران به چاپ رسیده باشه. نسخه‌ای که من خوندم با ترجمه‌ی سعید شجاع شفتی با نام «مطالعاتی بر روانشناسی فروید»؛ نشر امیرکبیر بود.

    3. This may have been the second book by Sigmund Freud that I ever read, the first being his Civilization and its Discontents. It isn't bad so far as helping the reader understand the origins of depth psychology in general and psychoanalysis in particular--not something I'd recommend Discontents for.Those interested in this very early study, but not in the full development of psychoanalytic theory, may also be interested in two films based on the events behind this book. First, the film Freud: The [...]

    4. 3 1/2 starsThis was my first Freud read and before reading this text, i had a very narrow, freud-only-talked-about-sex version understanding of him (penis envy!). This book has definitely put many of my unjustified criticisms to Freud and Psychoanalysis to rest. Freud and Breuer look into the psychic origins of various physical/somatic conditions that they term as Hysteria. The most interesting aspect of their study was their theory of the 'Splitting of the mind' (and not consciousness). Particu [...]

    5. Hysteria is one of those concepts that has just taken hold in my head. I refer to it often when talking or writing about art or social ills / structures. What doesn't work for me is Freud's deferment to the individual that the individual body must not only bear the burden of a malformed social structure but the blame as well. I think it would be more accurate to say that a collection of individual bodies (in Freud's era, they would be female) perform the symptoms of patriarchy. I mean, many of h [...]

    6. Excelente tomo en cual se ilustra la manera de como se va formando la técnica psicoanalítica, empezando por la hipnosis hasta la asociación libre. A la vez muestra como las pacientes van dando la pauta para su propio tratamiento; el nacimiento de la "talking cure" con Anna O. y como Freud va dando cuenta de la importancia del lenguaje y como el inconsciente se manifiesta por medio de la palabra.

    7. Freud and Breuer have this remarkable talent of commenting on their patents conditions and behaviour much like a dramatic short story. Whilst reading, it's sometimes hard to remember that this was real and not pure fiction.

    8. In Studies in Hysteria, Joseph Breuer and Sigmund Freud offer case studies of women afflicted with an illness, hysteria, no longer recognized as a single illness. This volume, then, is a labored, sober, self-doubting attempt to conduct science clinically, woman by woman, patient by patient, afflicted by a wide array of symptoms: loss of hearing, loss of the ability to speak in one's native language, loss of movement in a limb, persistent coughing, lassitude, mood swings, paranoia, inability to r [...]

    9. Œuvre précurseur, les Etudes sur l’hystérie est un livre important dans l’histoire et l’origine de la psychanalyse (la première édition du livre date de 1895, la naissance de la psychanalyse est fréquemment située en 1900). A ce moment-là, Freud était encore neurologue, et travaillait avec la méthode de traitement de l’hystérie élaborée par le Dr Joseph Breuer : la méthode cathartique.Ce livre présente une théorie de l'hystérie basée sur l’analyse d'études de cas.Seu [...]

    10. An interesting read from a historical standpoint. The bulk of the case studies are written in typical Freudian fashion (lots of curiously personal comments and almost comically timed self-reflection). Breuer has only one case study in this text (Anna O.) which certainly stands out compared to Freud's. Section III, however, is entirely dominated by Breuer in a much more technical approach to the theoretical underpinnings of the case studies. Much of the writing shows a clear symmetry to the types [...]

    11. classified as nonfiction though freud haters would beg to differ. while not a fanboy i do appreciate the work he and breuer did. fascinatingly enough it is the comment of the first case study patient that i think sums up the underlying benefit of psychology. she called it "talk therapy". and i think she was right. freud and breuer cracked the door open on virtually taboo topics and this included the emotional life as well as the sexual life of the individualat being said the most useful contribu [...]

    12. The current Penguin cover, with its black background and its reproduction of Max Ernst's painting -Perturbation, ma soeur, ma femme (Disturbance, my sister, my wife) - is about as perfect as it gets, as is the translation, a more recent one by Nicola Luckhurst in Penguin's literary (but perhaps more accurate) tradition, as opposed to the more sedate standard translation by James Strachey. The introduction by Rachel Bowlby seems alternately essential and pointlessly obvious -- but I am quite grat [...]

    13. At seminary in New York I saw the excellent John Huston movie about Freud and some of the work which led Breuer and himself to publish Studies on Hysteria after first reading the Brill translation of the book in college. Then, later, at Loyola, I reread the book in the Standard Edition given here.There are few books as historically important towards an understanding of the development of psychotherapeutics in general and of depth psychology in particular as Studies on Hysteria. Freud's The Inter [...]

    14. At this point, Sigmund Freud and Josef Breuer's collaborative effort is more a historical document than an insight into psychology (Obviously, we don't regard hysteria as a psychological illness anymore). Still, Freud and Breuer write well enough, and their studies reflect the intensely self-conscious nature of their work. They structure the book into a series of case studies book-ended by theoretical information, culminating in Freud laying out the groundwork of psychoanalysis. Reading even jus [...]

    15. Sigmund Freud coined the term 'psychoanalysis' a few years after the publication of this work, which had been enriched by the ideas, not only of Freud, but also of Joseph Breuer. This book examines a unique patient, Anna O, whom Breuer was dealing with. Freud, on the other hand, had several female patients whose hysterical symptoms can be traced to harrowing experiences which have remained psychically unsettled, and which psychoanalysis, which was known as the 'talking cure', attempted to handle [...]

    16. Of course I would be interested in a history of psychoanalysis. Great to see how Freud responds to his hysterical patients and how this develops his early theory of psychoanalysis. Also interesting that the foundation of psychoanalysis had been established by the time of his 4th case study in this book. Also interesting to note that Breuer, even at this early date, already agreed with Freud's idea that the neuroses sprang from an aberration in the sexual instinct. Nice :)

    17. So far so good - I mean, I don't agree with most of his theory since he always positions women as secondary and bases women's issues on repressed sexuality, but that's why I like the book - it is helping me come up with a theory to bash his to bits. Rock on!

    18. Absolutely indispensable if one wants to understand the begginings of psychoanalisis, or to be able to situate one of the crucial turns (be it ultimately good or bad) in the history of psychology and philosophy of mind.

    19. I just got this last night at Powel's so can't comment much yet. It does go through the famous hysteria cases, including Anna O. Also had an intro by Yalom. A good followup to When Nitchze Wept.

    20. In these case studies Freud, along with the reader, plays detective in trying to diagnose the source of his patients' neuroses.

    21. Fascinating insight into freud's early thinking. Also pretty readable apart from some slightly dated approach to the mind/brain.

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