Latin American Journal of Fundamental Psychopathology On Line
On-line version ISSN 1677-0358
VARGAS, Geovana C.; OLIVEIRA, Isabel Cristina V. de and RIBEIRO, Karla Carolina S.. Freud and Hitchcock: comparison between visions of phobia. Lat. Am. j. fundam. psychopathol. on line [online]. 2008, vol.5, n.1, pp. 56-68. ISSN 1677-0358.
Phobia can be defined as an irrational and persistent fear, which initial delineation was left from studies carried out by Sigmund Freud. In this sense, the present article aims to discuss the picture of the phobia from different referential systems, the psychoanalysis and the manuals of psychiatric diagnosis, besides make a deeper analysis of the little Hans case taking the movie "Spellbound", directed by Alfred Hitchcock, as an axle. The analysis showed that Hans case pass beyond the barriers of time, remaining a reference extremely valid for those who use the psychoanalysis as a tool for work. Furthermore, it was possible to understand the link that connects the art to life.
Keywords : Phobia; Psychoanalysis and Cinema; Little Hans.