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Dora: Questions about Sigmund Freud's Analysis
The paper investigates the accuracy of Sigmund Freud's diagnosis of a female patient identified as Dora in 1900.
# 109550 | 3,299 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 03, 2008 in Psychology (Dreams) , Psychology (Freud) , Psychology (Case Studies)

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This thesis seeks to examine the treatment, by Sigmund Freud, of a female patient, identified as Dora, aged 18, in the beginning of the 20th. century. The author contends that Freud, whilst undoubtedly a pioneer in the field of psychiatry and psychoanalysis, allowed his prejudices and chauvinism to influence his thinking and diagnosis in the case of Dora. The writer investigates and evaluates this idea by examining existing scholarly research and by his own investigation into Freud's treatment of his patient.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Freud, Sigmund. Freud: On War, Sex and Neurosis. New York: Arts & Science Press, 1947.
  • Hare-Mustin, Rachel T. "An Appraisal of the Relationship Between Women and Psychotherapy: 80 Years After the Case of Dora." American Psychologist 38.5 (1983):593-601.
  • Mahony, Patrick J. "Freud's Unadorned and Unadorable: A Case History Terminable andInterminable." Psychoanalytic Inquiry 25.1 (2005): 27-44.
  • Markotic, Lorraine. "Identifying Dora's Desire." Paragraph 22.3 (1999): 248-256.
  • Sachs, David M. "Reflections on Freud's Dora Case after 48 Years." Psychoanalytic Inquiry25.1 (2005): 45-53.

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