Published Books & Articles

Analysis of a Doll Phobia

Tue, Jan 1, 1952

"Analysis of a Doll Phobia" was published in the International Journal of Psychoanalysis 1952; 33 (1): 43-53.  This essay won the 1951 International Clinical Essay Prize from the British Institute for Psychoanalysis.  Rangell describes the treatment of a 38-year-old man who was provoked to anxiety by any kind of doll, puppet, or figurine.  By the end of the analysis, "his point of view had changed, literally.  And similarly the doll to him was now not the hollow inside but rather the complete and intact and therefore safe skin covering and body wall."