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Rik Loose, Gerry Sullivan – A Case of Hysteria


THE LETTER 03 (Spring 1995) pages 1-20


Introduction In 1896 Freud proposed the theory that hysterical obsessive neurosis was caused by an actual sexual encounter between father and child. The first hint of a movement away from the seduction theory came on 8 February, 1897 in a letter to Fliess. His change of heart becomes explicit in the well-known letter to Fliess of 21 September, 1897 in which Freud presents his reasons for revising his...

A Case of Hysteria

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