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Freud, S. (1924). The Loss of Reality in Neurosis and Psychosis. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume XIX (1923-1925): The Ego and the Id and Other Works, 181-188.

Freud, S. (1924). [SES181a1]The Loss of Reality in Neurosis and Psychosis. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume XIX (1923-1925): The Ego and the Id and Other Works, 181-188

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[SES181a2]Editor's Note to "The Loss of Reality in Neurosis and Psychosis"

[SES181a3](a) German Editions:

[SES181a4]1924 Der Realitätsverlust Bei Neurose Und Psychose Int. Z. Psychoanal., 10 (4), 374-9.

[SES181a5]1925 Der Realitätsverlust Bei Neurose Und Psychose G.S., 6, 409-14.

[SES181a6]1926 Der Realitätsverlust Bei Neurose Und Psychose Psychoanalyse der Neurosen, 178-84.

[SES181a7]1931 Der Realitätsverlust Bei Neurose Und Psychose Neurosenlehre und Technik, 199-204.

[SES181a8]1940 Der Realitätsverlust Bei Neurose Und Psychose G.W., 13, 363-8.

[SES181a9](b) English Translation:

[SES181a10]‘The Loss of Reality in Neurosis and Psychosis’ 1924 C.P., 2, 277-82. (Tr. Joan Riviere.)

[SES181a11]According to a statement in a footnote to the English translation (C.P., 2, 277), it was actually published before the German original. The present translation is based on that of 1924.

[SES181a12]This paper was written by the end of May, 1924, for it was read by Abraham during that month. It continues the discussion begun in the earlier paper ‘Neurosis and Psychosis(1924b), p. 149 above, which it amplifies and corrects. Some doubts about the validity of the distinction drawn in these two papers were discussed by Freud later, in his paper on ‘Fetishism(1927e).

[SES181a13]The Loss of Reality in Neurosis and Psychosis

[SES181a14]I have recently indicated as one of the features which differentiate a neurosis from a psychosis the fact that in a neurosis the ego, in its dependence on reality, suppresses a piece of the id (of instinctual life), whereas in a psychosis, this same ego, in the service of the id, withdraws from a piece of reality.

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