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specialty journal of politics and law
Volume 4, 2019, Issue 2
Oedipus Complex Symptoms; Will to Power in Schizophrenia
Fateh Moradi
Pages: 26-37


In the  recent study, eight cases of schizophrenia were interviewed. Some cases, including the interviewees, had killed their fathers. The results confirm the relation of this action to Freudian theories of Oedipal Complex. Hence, the incidence of schizophrenia, especially in the Middle East, could be primarily related to the power struggle. The Oedipal aspects of this conflict are evident and clear. Thus, the so-called “will to power” is closely tied to schizophrenic symptoms. In this regard, the present study proposes that psychoanalysis of power as established by Freud has a strong relationship with Nietzsche’s concept of the will to power. generally, one can associate one of the major assumptions about the collective and individual behaviors of schizophrenia and pseudo-neurotic schizophrenia in the Middle East to the will to power. Therefore, one is faced with a kind of behavioral potential that can be explored in hospitals using more detailed research.

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