The Anna O Case: Sigmund Freud

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The nineteenth century was a period in which people did not understand each other; everything was a mess, and the technology in this age was almost nonexistent. Scientists, philosophers and other professionals believed the best way to cure someone were to do it in the most painful way. Eventually one day a man changed that idea, and helped create a better bond between professional and patient; Sigmund Freud was that man. His life was not terrible, but it wasn’t perfect; in fact he had a perfectly normal life until his later years where conflicts started in different areas of his life. Freud managed to stir up trouble as well as create ingenious solutions to prior problems that many professionals faced.
On May 6, 1856 in Freiberg, Moravia,
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The most difficult one to prove was psychoanalysis, which used physical causes as well simulation to understand hysteria; thus, this gave a better understanding of the subconscious. Many others have tried to grasp the concept to perfect it in ways that will erase all other doubts, but none have succeeded. The Anna O. case was the only exception to this in which the patient showed signs of her symptoms in relation to her repressed memories. By doing this, it led to the consequence which was the hostility and pain of what was revealed. In reaction the practice of free association was established to let the patient set the pace. Psychoanalysis is actually what led to Freud’s self analysis; after his father’s death, Freud realized he was experiencing the same repression symptoms as his patients, thus he decided to analyze himself. His experimentation sparked an interest in dreams, to which he later discovered the existence of fantasy and the Oedipus complex (explanation in which children between the ages of three and five experience hostile or romantic feelings towards parents, usually hostile towards the father and love towards the mother). With this in mind, Freud linked transference (repressed childhood feelings projected on others) as well as his theory of the phases of sexuality within children all in the Oedipus complex. While researching dreams, Freud managed to categorize the mind into the id, ego, and superego which contained certain content or had a specific job to aid the other sections. The jobs of each were the superego represses or hides the images the id concocted, the ego is what people see on a daily basis and the id is all the desires primal impulses and unfulfilled wishes of the individual. These theories were a product of the time in which individuals

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