Psychological Correlates of Depression: 1. Frequency of “Masochistic” Dream Content in a Private Practice Sample

@article{Beck1959PsychologicalCO,
  title={Psychological Correlates of Depression: 1. Frequency of “Masochistic” Dream Content in a Private Practice Sample},
  author={Aaron T. Beck and Marvin S. Hurvich},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
  year={1959},
  volume={21},
  pages={50–55}
}
&NA; In the course of the psychoanalytic treatment of patients with neurotic‐depressive reactions, it was noted that there was a high incidence of dreams with unpleasant content. This unpleasant content was of a particular kind; namely, the dreamer was the recipient of rejection, disappointment, humiliation, or similar unpleasant experiences in the dream content. A rating scale was constructed for the objective identification of these unpleasant themes, which were labelled “masochistic.” This… 

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