Hamlet on the Couch

Bynum, W.F.; Neve, Michael
July 1986
American Scientist;Jul/Aug86, Vol. 74 Issue 4, p390
Academic Journal
Investigates the psychiatric case of Hamlet the Dane. Diagnosis of Hamlet as a melancholic, a maniac and a manic-depressive; Characterization of Hamlet as a neurotic wit Oedipal conflicts and a variety of compulsions and obsessions; Discussion of the link between the mental state of Hamlet and his recognition as a tragic hero; Factors cited by 19th century psychiatrists for believing that Hamlet is of unsound mind.


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