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  • Published: 14 April 2005
  • ISBN: 9780141184821
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $27.99
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Studies On Hysteria


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The tormenting of the body by the troubled mind, hysteria 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.

  • Pub date: 14 April 2005
  • ISBN: 9780141184821
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $27.99

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Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) was born in Moravia; between the ages of four and eighty-two his home was in Vienna: in 1938 Hitler's invasion of Austria forced him to seek asylum in London, where he died in the following year. His career began with several years of brilliant work on the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system. He was almost thirty when, after a period of study under Charcot in Paris, his interests first turned to psychology, and another ten years of clinical work in Vienna (at first in collaboration with Breuer, an older colleague) saw the birth of his creation, psychoanalysis. Freud's life was uneventful, but his ideas have shaped not only many specialist disciplines, but the whole intellectual climate of the twentieth century.

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