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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of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume I ( 1886-1899): Pre-Psycho-Analytic Publications and Unpublished Drafts, 115-128.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of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume I ( 1886-1899): Pre-Psycho-Analytic Publications and Unpublished Drafts, 115-128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’ Book Information Previous Up Next Language Translation

Sigmund Freud

[SEA115a3]Ein Fall von Hypnotischer Heilung

[SEA115a4]Nebst Bemerkungen Über Die Entstehung Hysterischer Symptome Durch Den ‘Gegenwillen’

[SEA115a5](a) German Editions

[SEA115a6]1892-93 Zeitschr. Hypnot., 1 (3), 102-7, (4), 123-9. (December, 1892 and January, 1893.) 1925 G.S., 1, 258-72. 1952 G.W., 1, 3-17.

[SEA115a7](b) English Translation:

[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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