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Young Doctor Freud: Part 1 Struggling With the Demon [electronic resource]

Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
This first episode relates how Freud, as a young scientist at the end of the 19th century, was fascinated by the brain. An aspiring neurologist, he traveled to Paris, where doctors were trying to understand the mental illness known as "hysteria," and witnessed its treatment with hypnosis. Freud committed himself to finding the cause of hysteria and its cure. Returning to Vienna, he began medical practice treating nervous disorders. To cure his patients, he tried, then abandoned, hypnotism, inventing his own treatment based on "free association" and interpreting dreams. As he struggled to formulate his theories, Freud was tormented by headaches, palpitations, and depression. To his horror, he came to believe that hysteria was caused by childhood sexual abuse.
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60 min.
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11 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 23, 2011.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Related Title
Young Dr. Freud (Motion Picture)
Young Doctor Freud
  • Introduction and Contributions (0:50)
  • Freud's Revelation (2:34)
  • Human Beings are Animals in Conflict (2:04)
  • Freud's Early Scientific Education (3:54)
  • Sigmund Freud Falls in Love (4:41)
  • Cocaine and Depression (1:49)
  • Freud Studies Hysteria (4:12)
  • Freud's Personal and Professional Life Take Shape (3:36)
  • Freud and Bertha Pappenheim (5:14)
  • Freud and Religion (2:58)
  • Free Association (3:10)
  • Significance of Dreams (2:51)
  • Freud and Katharina (3:39)
  • Sex and Hysteria (2:14)
  • Freud, a Monomaniac? (2:03)
  • Sigmund Freud Desperately Alone (3:52)
  • Sigmund Freud's Troubled State (1:20)
  • Origin of Hysteria (3:55)
  • Freud's Significant Dream (2:02)
  • Freud: Close Your Eyes (1:31)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], c2002.
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  • 44435s Films Media Group
  • 44436 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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