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Freud, S. (1905). On Psychotherapy (1905 [1904]). The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume VII (1901-1905): A Case of Hysteria, Three Essays on Sexuality and Other Works, 255-268.

Freud, S. (1905). [SEG255a1]On Psychotherapy (1905 [1904]). The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume VII (1901-1905): A Case of Hysteria, Three Essays on Sexuality and Other Works, 255-268

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[SEG255a2]Editor's Note to "On Psychotherapy (1905 [1904])"

[SEG255a3]Über Psychotherapie

[SEG255a4](a) German Editions:

[SEG255a5](1904 Dec. 12. Delivered as a lecture before the Wiener medizinisches Doktorenkollegium.)

[SEG255a6]1905 Wien. med. Presse, Jan. 1, 9-16.

[SEG255a7]1906 S.K.S.N. I, 205-217. (1911, 2nd. ed., 201-212; 1920, 3rd. ed.; 1922, 4th. ed.)

[SEG255a8]1924 Tehnik und Metapsychol, 11-24.

[SEG255a9]1925 G.S., 6, 11-24.

[SEG255a10]1942 G.W., 5, 13-26.

[SEG255a11](b) English Translations:

[SEG255a12]‘On Psychotherapy’ 1909 S.P.H., 175-185. (Tr. A. A. Brill.) (1912, 2nd. ed.; 1920, 3rd. ed.)

[SEG255a13]1924 C.P., 1, 249-263. (Tr. J. Bernays.)

[SEG255a14]The present translation is a considerably modified version of the one published in 1924.

[SEG255a15]On Psychotherapy

[SEG255a16]Gentlemen,—Some eight years have passed since I had the opportunity, on the invitation of your much regretted chairman, Professor von Reder, of speaking here on the subject of hysteria. Shortly before that occasion I had published, in 1895, in collaboration with Dr. Josef Breuer, the Studies on Hysteria in which, on the basis of the new knowledge which we owe to his researches, an attempt was made to introduce a new method of treating the neuroses. I am glad to be able to say that the efforts we made in our Studies have met with success; the ideas expressed in them concerning the effects produced by psychical traumas owing to retention of affect, as well as the conception of hysterical symptoms as the results of an excitation transposed from the sphere of the mental to the physical—ideas for which we coined the terms ‘abreaction’ and ‘conversion’—are to-day generally known and understood.

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