Dora: A Headcase is a novel by Lidia Yuknavitch. It is a modern, feminist retelling of Sigmund Freud 's famous case study, Dora. The introduction of the novel is by Chuck Palahniuk. Ida is a savvy Seattle teen with a problem: Every time she gets emotional, especially romantically, she loses her voice or faints. Ida's mother is consumed by alcoholism, and her father by his affair with Mrs. It is her father's idea that Ida go to therapy, where she enters a confrontational relationship with her psychologist, Siggy.
Dora (case study)
D2: Teaching notes on Freud's "Dora"
Freud published Dora: An Analysis of a Case of Hysteria in , four years after completing his final draft. He held off on publication for fear of damaging the reputation of his patient and her family. His apprehension is noticeably present in his "Prefatory Remarks" to the case study, and his concern for Dora 's privacy is the reason why all of the names are pseudonyms. Despite Freud's efforts to conceal Dora's identity, it is now known that Dora was an eighteen year old girl, named Ida Bauer, who went to see Freud upon her father's insistence.
Dora Summary & Study Guide
Everything you need to understand or teach Dora by Sigmund Freud. Transcending categories of genre, Dora: An Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud is a unique psycho-historical case study of his treatment of an year-old Austrian girl with hysteria named "Dora. The case study was terminated before Dora's hysteria was successfully treated, but nonetheless Freud's account offers an interesting look at the unconscious, complex family relationships, and repressed sexuality. Toggle navigation. Sign Up.
Anna O. Bertha Pappenheim was her real name, and she had initially sought Breuer's help with a series of symptoms that included visual disturbances, hallucinations, partial paralysis, and speech problems. Breuer diagnosed the young woman with hysteria and later discussed her case with Freud, who developed his own ideas of what lay at the root of Anna O.