Sadism and Masochism: The Psychology of Hatred and Cruelty - Vol. 2

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XVIII
THE EPILEPTIC SYMPTOM COMPLEX AND ITS ANALYTIC TREATMENT 1

Men who think themselves wise believe nothing till the proof. Men who are wise believe anything till the disproof.

JAMES ELROY FLECKER.

I published my work Die psychische Behandlung der Epilepsie [ The Psychic Treatment of Epilepsy ] in the year 19112 and came thereby to the following conclusions:
1. Epilepsy is more frequently a psychogenic disorder than we have hitherto believed.
2. In all cases it manifests a strong criminality, which is rejected by consciousness as unbearable.
3. The seizure is a substitute for the crime, therefore perhaps also a sexual act that is a crime (self-protection).
4. The seizure frequently arises through fear of God's punishment and symbolizes guilt, punishment, and death.
5. Pseudoepilepsy is curable by means of analytic psychotherapy. It necessitates long periods of treatment, inasmuch as the splitting of the personality has proceeded to a very great extent.

This work had not the good fortune to attract the attention of neurologists to it. It was not given a test, and it was left for a long time to me to carry out the tests alone with a small amount of material. The results were so remarkable that I decided to rouse my pupils and fellow workers to continue the investigation. The material also came to me in rich streams. We are now working concentrically upon the analytic exploration of the "epileptic symptom complex." In this work before us observations will be given from twelve cases out of my recent experience and from nine cases which my assistant, Dr. Graven, has been able to analyze under my direction and in part with my assistance.

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