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Eder, M.D. (1935). Dreams: Eduard Hitschmann. 'Beiträge zu einer Psychopathologie des Traumes.' Internationale Zeitschrift für Psychoanalyse, 1934, Bd. XX, S. 459–475.. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 16:373-374.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Dreams: Eduard Hitschmann. 'Beiträge zu einer Psychopathologie des Traumes.' Internationale Zeitschrift für Psychoanalyse, 1934, Bd. XX, S. 459–475.

(1935). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 16:373-374

Dreams: Eduard Hitschmann. 'Beiträge zu einer Psychopathologie des Traumes.' Internationale Zeitschrift für Psychoanalyse, 1934, Bd. XX, S. 459–475.

M. D. Eder

Character of illness may find expression in the repetition of certain dreams, in their frequency or in the comparison of later with earlier dreams. The frequent recurrence of some typical dreams, such as those of nakedness, fear of blushing and examinations is characteristic of impotence or frigidity. Dreams of the death of near relatives are characteristic of an obsessional character or neurosis as also of some phobias. This justifies an inquiry as to whether the patient has had a repetition of similar dreams since childhood. These observations the author substantiates by dreams and series of dreams from the same patients. Careful observation of this kind may assist in prognosis, in the actual state of the treatment and in estimating the question of leaving off treatment.

This psychopathology of the dream relates especially to the manifest content and does not, of course, absolve one from the analysis of the dream

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nor does it pretend to throw any fresh light on the psychology of the dream, but it may have a particular value in many cases of neurosis.

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Article Citation

Eder, M.D. (1935). Dreams. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 16:373-374

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