Theodor Reik
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"Theodor Reik" was a prominent psychoanalyst who trained as one of Freud's first students in Vienna, Austria. Reik received a Ph.D. degree in psychology from the University of Vienna in 1912. His dissertation, a study of Flaubert's Temptation of Saint Anthony, was the first psychoanalytic dissertation ever written. After receiving his doctorate, Reik devoted several years to studying with Freud.

During the First World War, Reik was mobilized and had to face up to the situation with an unbearable helplessness. Reik contributed to a paper of Freud, published in 1919, The Uncanny. This term refers to a part of which that is horrifying. Some years later, in a text called The Dread written in 1924 and published in 1929, Reik makes a link between the aspects of traumatic neurosis, which was disseminated in the written papers of Freud, and suggests his own analysis. Freud recognized the pertinence of that paper. In 1935, a book is published in which Reik speaks about the dread when confronting thoughts, from the point of view of the psychoanalyst (Tréhel, G. 2012).

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