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(1949). Joint Meetings of the Los Angeles and San Francisco Psychoanalytic Societies. Psychoanal Q., 18:416.

(1949). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 18:416

Joint Meetings of the Los Angeles and San Francisco Psychoanalytic Societies

April 8, 1949. SHAME AND SCOPTOPHILIA. Norman Reider, M.D.

A case is presented of which one of the main clinical features was the withholding by a young woman of knowledge of her pregnancy for almost seven months. This initial part of the analysis was characterized by long periods of silence, in which shame, which had played an important rôle in the patient's life, was predominant. After the birth of the baby the analysis revealed much of what is recorded in the literature about the sense of shame. In addition, there was present a phobic avoidance of certain foods which analysis revealed represented the castrating eye.

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