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Freud, S. (1897). Letter 67 Extracts from the Fliess Papers. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume I ( 1886-1899): Pre-Psycho-Analytic Publications and Unpublished Drafts, 259.

Freud, S. (1897). [SEA259a1]Letter 67 Extracts from the Fliess Papers. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume I ( 1886-1899): Pre-Psycho-Analytic Publications and Unpublished Drafts, 259

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Sigmund Freud

[SEA259a2]… Things are fermenting in me, but I have finished nothing. I am well satisfied with the psychology: I am tormented with grave doubts about my theory of the neuroses. I am very sluggish in my mind and have not succeeded here in calming the agitation in my head and feelings; that can only happen in Italy.

[SEA259a3]After having been very cheerful here, I am now enjoying a period of ill-temper. The chief patient I am concerned with is myself. My mild hysteria (very much aggravated by work, however) has been resolved one piece further: but the rest is still at a standstill. It is on that my mood mainly depends. The analysis is more difficult than any other. It, too, is what paralyses my psychical strength for describing and communicating what I have achieved so far. But I think it must be done, and is a necessary intermediate stage in my work.

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