balance by looking at Rat Man’s Oedipal situation, Freud’s theoretical stance on the Freud’s case studies, this author was struck in the case of Rat Man (Freud. “NOTES UPON A CASE OF OBSESSIONAL NEUROSIS” (RAT MAN) Dr. Ernst Lanzer, alias the “Rat Man,” consulted Freud on October 1, , and began an. Freud’s On Aphasia was published in , with major discoveries or publications each subsequent year through Patrick Mahony notes that “of all the.

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What then of sexuality which strayed from this norm? Lanzer first came to Freud in October complaining of obsessive fears and compulsive impulses.

Freud encouraged Lanzer to discuss details of his sex life such as his first efforts at masturbation at age 20 and focused on a number of verbal associations with the word ‘Ratten’ ‘rats’. According to Freud’s analysis, Lanzer unconsciously identified himself with rats: Over the subsequent years, the case received wider attention from the psychoanalytic community and continues to be interpreted and discussed from different perspectives after nearly one century of his clinical interaction with Freud.

For the Stephen King character, see The Stand. Purchase access Subscribe to the journal. Sexual abuse of children is deeply psychologically damaging. The Victorian age could be characterised by the denial of sexuality. Freud believed that they began with sexual experiences of infancy, in particular harsh punishment for childhood masturbation, and the vicissitudes of sexual curiosity. Retrieved 8 August Comments on maternal influences.

Just after Freud had completed the written version of the case history in Octoberhe confessed to Jung that his patient was still having ongoing problems. Freud went on to discuss the case at the First International Psychoanalytic Congress in ; according to Jones’s erroneous although generally accredited account, Freud lectured for an incredible five hours on the clinical material. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in.


He had had a secret thought that he wished his father would die so he could inherit all of his money, and become rich enough to marry, before shaming himself by fantasizing that his father would die and leave him nothing. This page was last modified on 22 Mayat This article is only available in the PDF format.

The court would erupt. Freud has discussed the case in a published case note.

Get free access to newly published articles. Yet this is what Freud suggested. Subsequent Interpretations and Comments.

In the end β€” Memory yields”. As Mahony sums up, “Freud mixed momentous insights with exaggerated claims,” some of which “were made in his zeal to protect and promote a new discipline.

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Freud was led ratmman publish the Rat Man case history because he was feeling pressured to show the world that psychoanalysis could achieve successful therapeutic results. Ernst Lanzer, alias the “Rat Man,” consulted Freud on October 1,and began an analysis that allegedly lasted a little more than eleven months and ended in a complete cure. In the recent past Lanzer’s obsessional ideation involved lethal injury dealt ratmaan his girlfriend or even to his dead father.

Lanzer was verbally rat,an and introduced Freud to Nietzsche ‘s phrase which Freud would later cite ” ‘I did this,’ says my Memory. International Journal of Psycho-Analysis74 Up until Freud believed that psychological disturbance was created by childhood abuse and the repression of the associated memories.

Thus, originally, the mere existence of a presentation was a guarantee of the reality of what was represented.


‘Notes Upon a Case of Obsessional Neurosis’ (Rat Man) |

Obsessive-compulsive disorder, psychoanalysis, rat man, sigmund freud. Retrieved from ” https: The Rat Man was a pseudonym given by Sigmund Freud to his patient Ernst Lanzer β€”to protect his anonymity when his case study was published. Patrick Mahony notes that “of all the intellectual giants who lived in the twentieth century, Freud has had the greatest cultural influence.

J Psychother Pract Res ;5: To prevent the fulfillment of that fantasy, the Rat Man resorted to the defensive formula “But whatever you are thinking of,” accompanied by a gesture of repudiation. A Selection p.

Register for email alerts with links to free full-text articles Access PDFs of free articles Manage your interests Save searches and receive search alerts. During his second hour on the couch Lanzer recounted an incident that was the origin of his famous pseudonym.

He accepted the facts but refused to put them together.

Freud’s Rat Man from the perspective of an early-life variant of the Oedipus complex.

Religion in the Early Psychoanalytic Feud History”. Law Book Co of Australasia. Wertz 22 March As a result, procrastination affected both his personal and professional life, including the efforts to finish his legal education, to work, and to marry.

His fear of rats, Freud showed through elaborate interpretations, was based on disguised anal erotic fantasies. Retrieved from ” http: Modern Language Association http: Mahony said Freud seems to have consistently implied that the case lasted longer than it actually did.