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Freud, S. (1892-1893). A Case of Successful Treatment by Hypnotism: With Some Remarks on the Origin of Hysterical Symptoms through ‘Counter-Will’. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume I ( 1886-1899): Pre-Psycho-Analytic Publications and Unpublished Drafts, 115-128.
Freud, S. (1892-1893). [SEA115a1]A Case of Successful Treatment by Hypnotism. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume I ( 1886-1899): Pre-Psycho-Analytic Publications and Unpublished Drafts, 115-128
A Case of Successful Treatment by Hypnotism (1892-93)
[SEA115a1]A Case of Successful Treatment by Hypnotism: [SEA115a2]With Some Remarks on the Origin of Hysterical Symptoms through ‘Counter-Will’
[SEA115a3]Ein Fall von Hypnotischer Heilung
[SEA115a4]Nebst Bemerkungen Über Die Entstehung Hysterischer Symptome Durch Den ‘Gegenwillen’
[SEA115a8]‘A Case of Successful Treatment by Hypnotism’ 1950 C.P., 5, 33-46. (Tr. James Strachey.)
[SEA115a9]The present translation is a slightly corrected version of the one published in 1950.
[SEA115a10]This paper was almost exactly contemporaneous with the Breuer and Freud ‘Preliminary Communication’ (1893a). Some of the ideas in it (e.g. the ‘counter-will’) have a place in Freud's later work, and it forms something of a link between his writings on hypnotism and those on hysteria upon which he was embarking. The view that ‘a moment of disposition to hysteria’-in this instance, physical fatigue-provides the opportunity for the counter-will to assert itself suggests the influence of Breuer and the ‘hypnoid state’. (See p. 126.)
[SEA115a11]I propose in the following pages to publish an isolated case of a successful treatment by hypnotic suggestion because, owing to a number of attendant circumstances, it was more convincing and more lucid than the majority of our successful treatments.
[SEA115a12]I have been acquainted for many years with the woman whom I was thus able to assist at an important moment of her existence, and she remained under my observation for several years afterwards.
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