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Dora by Sigmund Freud
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Apr 07, 11

Read on April 07, 2011

I went into reading this thinking it would be like the past Freud I have read, which in all cases were all written like a textbook and had so much information and structure I actually had to take notes while reading! But this is totally different and reads more like a story, which it should. A case study about a women (Dora, or Ida Bauer) who suffers from hysteria sounds like such an interesting topic for a novel. But what drew me to this was that this was all real and documented. Not some authors depiction of what a women who has symptoms of Aphonia is like. It's a case study of a real women becoming hysterical, and it was honestly horrifying to read at some points. I could never imagine myself THAT crazy to the point of unmanageable emotional excess.
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