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After you perform a search, you can sort the articles by Year. This will rearrange the results of your search chronologically, displaying the earliest published articles first. This feature is useful to trace the development of a specific psychoanalytic concept through time.

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Hartman, J.J. (1997). Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. XXXI, 1995. On the Early History of Male Hysteria and Psychic Trauma: Charcot's Influence on Freudian Thought. Katrien. Psychoanal Q., 66:561.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. XXXI, 1995. On the Early History of Male Hysteria and Psychic Trauma: Charcot's Influence on Freudian Thought. Katrien

(1997). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 66:561

Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. XXXI, 1995. On the Early History of Male Hysteria and Psychic Trauma: Charcot's Influence on Freudian Thought. Katrien

John J. Hartman

The authors discuss the influence of Charcot's views on Freud's early theory of hysteria and of psychic trauma. Charcot felt that traumatic hysteria and male hysteria are identical. Freud's two 1886 lectures on male hysteria, delivered upon his return from France, foreshadowed his later ideas on the role of trauma in the pathogenesis of hysteria. Specifically, he discussed the idea that each hysterical symptom is due to a psychic trauma reviving an earlier traumatic event—the principle of deferred action. The authors suggest that these early ideas provide a valuable historical context for the present-day interest in the traumatic origins of so-called multiple personality syndrome, posttraumatic stress disorders, and other dissociative disorders.

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Article Citation

Hartman, J.J. (1997). Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. XXXI, 1995.. Psychoanal. Q., 66:561

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