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Freud, S. (1909). Some General Remarks on Hysterical Attacks. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume IX (1906-1908): Jensen's ‘Gradiva’ and Other Works, 227-234.

Freud, S. (1909). [SEI227a1]Some General Remarks on Hysterical Attacks. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume IX (1906-1908): Jensen's ‘Gradiva’ and Other Works, 227-234

Some General Remarks on Hysterical Attacks (1909 [1908])

[SEI227a1]Some General Remarks on Hysterical Attacks Book Information Previous Up Next Language Translation

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[SEI227a2]Editor's Note to "Some General Remarks on Hysterical Attacks"

[SEI227a3]Allgemeines Über Den Hysterischen Anfall

[SEI227a4](a) German Editions:

[SEI227a5](1908 Probable date of composition.)

[SEI227a6]1909 Z. Psychother. med. Psjchol., 1 (1) [January], 10-14.

[SEI227a7]1909 S.K.S.N., 2, 146-150. (1912, 2nd ed.; 1921, 3rd ed.)

[SEI227a8]1924 G.S., 5, 255-260.

[SEI227a9]1941 G.W., 7, 235-240.

[SEI227a10](b) English Translation:

[SEI227a11]‘General Remarks on Hysterical Attacks’

[SEI227a12]1924 C.P., 2, 100-104. (Tr. D. Bryan.)

[SEI227a13]The present translation, with a slightly changed title, is a modified version of the one published in 1924.

[SEI227a14]This paper was contributed by Freud at the invitation of Albert Moll to the first number of a new periodical which he was founding. Some months earlier, on April 8, 1908, Freud had spoken on the same subject at a meeting of the Vienna Psycho-Analytical Society. His last discussion of it had been in Section IV of the Breuer and Freud ‘Preliminary Communication(1893a) to the Studies on Hysteria. The present paper is one of those highly condensed, almost schematic, works in which we can detect the seeds of later developments. (See especially Section B.) But Freud did not return again to the actual theme of hysterical attacks till twenty years later, in his discussion of Dostoevsky's ‘epileptic’ attacks (1928b).

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[SEI227a16]When one carries out the psycho-analysis of a hysterical woman patient whose complaint is manifested in attacks, one soon becomes convinced that these attacks are nothing else but phantasies translated into the motor sphere, projected on to motility and portrayed in pantomime.

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