The Freud Reader - Chapter 4, The Theory of Sexuality Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4, The Theory of Sexuality Summary and Analysis

There have been a number of technical terms introduced so far. Hysteria is one. This is one or a bundle of symptoms, behavioral ones, that indicate that something is 'wrong'. Neuroses are also defined by one or more specific symptoms. Sigmund did much to elaborate on these and also to delve into how to remove the symptoms by actually curing the underlying problem. Most of the neuroses had to do with fears that had been caused by actual events. The events did not always seem to the therapist proportionate to the reaction of the patient. This would vary from person to person. Neuroses and trauma were daringly linked to sexual, or sexuality related experiences. These were not the sole cause of neuroses, but prior to this, sexuality had been rejected or ignored as...

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