Patrick Mahony & Freud’s Dora

By | September 16, 2014

Patrick Mahony wrote a case of the patient whom Freud immortalized as Dora.  In this book Patrick Mahony claims that this case study is not a model of treatment but more an exhibition of the therapeutic significance of dreams.

Combining psychoanalytic, historical and textual approches, Patrick Mahony give a fresh look at this famous case.  Patrick Mahony also sheds fresh light on Dora’s bisexuality, transference, trauma, and symptoms, and uncovers the deeper, problematic meaning of Dora’s dreams.

Dora is the pseudonym given by Freud to a patient whom he diagnosed with hysteria and treated for about eleven weeks in 1900. The real name of Dora was Ida Bauer.

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