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By Steven J. Ellman

This landmark e-book is an excellent remark on Freud's psychoanalytic method and the way it really is integrated in modern scientific perform. Freud's easy approach papers are incorporated, in order that the reader has Freud's personal phrases to match with the perspectives brought.

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However, the postscript is a different matter. There is a possibility that the section on Freud's last meeting with Dora was not the only section added after 1902, but that several elements of his views on transference were added as well. It is interesting in this context to note that Freud published two papers between 1902 and 1904 on his new treatment, and does not mention transference as an aspect of his treatment in either paper. In fact, the term tranrference does not appear at all in these papers.

Hysterical, obsessional, and some anxiety neuroses. He also believed that certain psychotic disorders were psychogenically derived. Psychogenic disorders, as we have seen, involved early trauma or at least difficulties in the person's early life. These difficulties, stored as memories, are stimulated at the time of the appearance of the person's symptoms. Before 1900, Freud had distinguished between actual and psychogenic neuroses and had developed 1be Evolution of the Concept of Transference 27 ideas about hysteria, obsessional neuroses, and some beginning ideas about psychotic states (Freud 1894).

In addition, in this paper and "The Ego and the Id," he clarifies the concept of defense as a fully unconscious process. In the quote above, Freud says that the analyst must help the patient to gain some degr~ of aloofness with respect to the analysis. Here he is pointing out that patients have to observe what is happening to them while the analysis is proceeding. Thus, Freud introduces the concept of the observing ego, where the patient can observe with the analyst what is going on and comprehend with the analyst what is being unleashed in the analytic process.

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