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March 1931

Geschehnis und Erlebnis. Zugleich eine Historiologische Deutung des Psychischentraumas und der Renten-Neurose.

Arch NeurPsych. 1931;25(3):675-677. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1931.02230030237013

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"Occurrence and experience, a historiologic interpretation of the psychic trauma and compensation neurosis," takes up a problem very vital for psychopathology and for the whole psychodynamic conception.

German insurance and compensation laws and an unusually keenly disciplined system of obligatory written medical expert opinions in the cases of nervous sequelae of accidents have created the occasion and foundation for an extensive and intensive discussion of the compensation neurosis. In connection with this discussion, Erwin Straus, the editor of Nervenarzt, presents an interesting densely printed and densely knit analysis of the psychologic and logical principles involved. In contrast to some of the supererudite writing in these directions, Straus keeps fairly close to the specific issues involved in the "psychologic and pathopsychologic" inquiry into the relation of the happenings as such, and the experiences of the happenings and the senses in which the theorists and the practitioners in the field of traumatic

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