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Selected Writings: Anna Freud

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7176.134 (Published 09 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:134
  1. Paul Caviston, lead consultant psychiatrist.
  1. Tier 4 Specialist Adolescent Services, Brookside, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London

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    Penguin Books, £8.99, pp 304

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    The youngest of Freud's six children, Anna's life was inextricably linked with psychoanalysis from the start. By the age of 5,her dreams were being used by papa Freud to illustrate his work. As a teenager, she immersed herself in his writing and attended his lecture course on psychoanalysis. She was 23years old when she entered analysis with her own father. Her first publication came a few years later with the title Beating Fantasies and Daydreams. This explored the theme of sexualised “phantasies” as substitutes for incestuous wishes between …

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