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Grotjahn, M. (1941). Terrorization of the Libido and Snow White: A. N. Foxe. Psa. Rev., XXVII, 1940, pp. 144–148.. Psychoanal Q., 10:362.
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(1941). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 10:362

Terrorization of the Libido and Snow White: A. N. Foxe. Psa. Rev., XXVII, 1940, pp. 144–148.

Martin Grotjahn

Where an organ is invested with libido we say it has been libidinized or cathected. We know that a libidinization may tend to diminish anxiety. We do not have a verb in the terminology to describe what occurs when an individual is threatened with castration. He becomes 'anxious' or 'is placed' in a state of anxiety but there are no specific terms. It is proposed to call such a state 'terrorization of libido'. The tale of Snow White is a striking example of this process of terrorization.

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Grotjahn, M. (1941). Terrorization of the Libido and Snow White. Psychoanal. Q., 10:362

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