It was impossible to escape the conclusion that the alteration in her mental state which was expressed in the 'absences' was a result of the stimulus proceeding from these highly emotional phantasies. It is her case that he believes was the beginning of the psychoanalytic approach. She tried to keep the snake off, but it was as though she was paralysed. At first the family did not react to these symptoms, but in November 1880 a friend of the family, the physician Josef Breuer, began to treat her. London, Hogarth Press, 1955, pp.
It leaves the question, if the case was not a success, and the method was not psychoanalytic, why Freud continued to give it such prominence in the course of his lifetime. What's worse for classical psychoanalysis, not only is hysteria dead but, according to Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen's Remembering Anna O. The discovery of the unconscious: The history and evolution of dynamic psychiatry. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 75 2 , 129—131. The Case of Anna O 0 Introduction The controversial condition of Ana O.
Her case was described in the book that Breuer wrote with Sigmund Freud, Studies on Hysteria. Finally, she was subject to conditions of 'absence', 1 of confusion, of delirium, and of alteration of her whole personality, to which we shall have presently to turn our attention. There was even a notation of a time for which she hallucinated that the ribbons in her hair were snakes. He encouraged her, sometimes under light hypnosis, to narrate stories, which led to partial improvement of the clinical picture, although her overall condition continued to deteriorate. It concerns a patient, referred to as Anna O. It is her case that he believes was the beginning of the psychoanalytic approach.
On the other occasion, while she was driving with her two children in a thunderstorm, the horses had bolted and she had carefully tried to avoid making any noise for fear of frightening them even more. Eventually she developed a severe optic headache and lost the ability to move her head, which then progressed into paralysis of both arms. Their theories have had real………………. Could be, but one begins to think about an S. Each one of them would have a slight similarity in the treatment of Anna O. Or is what we have here simply some good old-fashioned intellectual brawling? She was able to satisfy herself of his identity only by holding his hands.
The case of Anna O is an extremely famous case study in the history of psychoanalysis, the first one in the. New facts only became known based on research by Henri Ellenberger and subsequently by Albrecht Hirschmüller, who were able to find Breuer's case history of Pappenheim and other documents in the archives of the Bellevue Clinic in Kreuzlingen. She expressed her unconscious through her extreme hallucinations Jung, 1989. It had its origin in two experiences, whose common element lay in the fact that at the moment of their occurrence she had formed a determination not to make any noise, and in the fact that on both these occasions a kind of counter-will led her to break the silence with this same sound. She had great poetic gifts, which were under the control of a sharp and critical common sense.
In the following years, about which little is known, she lived a quiet life with her mother in Vienna. Her illness lasted for over two years, and in the course of it she developed a series of physical and psychological disturbances which decidedly deserved to be taken seriously. Eighteen Hundred and Eleven was composed when Britain was almost losing the. Moreover, Freud and Jung both agreed on that notion, but Jung has supplemented that these people are stored of information passed from previous generations Carducci, 2009, p. Eventually she developed a severe optic headache and lost the ability to move her head, which then progressed into paralysis of both arms. The human race history from primitive times still prevails within us. Jung added the notion of complex Daimon, 2003, p.
The professional photographer's claims against Anna will be discussed together with Brian's claims. Her symptoms were not solely physical as she would vacillate between a normal, mental state and a manic-type state in which she would become extremely agitated. Is this fin-de-millennium destruction necessary so that the next creative wave can come through? Because hysteria no longer exists and because it has an ancient and colorful history, it has already been subject to discussion for some time now. The experience and behavior of. Her initial complain was cough.
What might be those specific interventions? What might be those specific interventions? In a private seminar said in 1925: So the famous first case he treated together with Breuer and which was vastly praised as an outstanding therapeutic success was nothing of the sort. In 1895 it was published, primarily to demonstrate that the cathartic method, dating from 1881-1882, preceded the research published by. Few if any psychotherapists these days believe, like Breuer, that prompting patients to recall trivial events from the recent past will alleviate psychosomatic symptoms. On June 2, 1932, in a letter to , Freud gave further details about the end of Anna O. Freud takes on the Anna O case in 1885 and monitors her behavior through numerous states of her ailment as hysteria was believed to have no known cure: I at once recognized the seriousness of the physical disturbance with which I have to deal. Anna is experiencing Schizophrenia malady whose unique nature encompasses loosing contact with reality thus prompting one seem to focus his or her attention elsewhere Help guide, 2014.