Dream and Trauma In 1920 Sigmund Freud wrote "Beyond the Pleasure Principle" and calls into question this theoretical stance of psychoanalysis. This text works specifically traumatic dreams, children's games, the repetition in transference and those events referred to as "target panic", as they all can be summarized in the repetition of the unpleasant. Freud turns to the study of traumatic dreams and questions about why, if the dream is a desire handling, leading to the subject again and again to the plight. Traumatic dreams are characterized by occur in people who have been determined by a traumatic event like an accident and where what is produced in the dream is the repetition of this traumatic event. Reads: "the dream life of the traumatic neurosis shows the character of redirecting the patient again and again to the situation of his accident, which awakens with renewed terror. The patient is, so to speak, mentally set to trauma.
"Thus Freud said that the traumatic dream is the one that contradicts the theory of the dream as wish-fulfillment, did not happen with anxiety dreams (nightmares) while still when these sleep function is to fail, the subject is awake and this operates as a defense against the emergence of trauma. Similarly, punitive dreams do they represent an obstacle to the theory, since these are wish-fulfillment replaced by the corresponding punishment prohibited. Traumatic dreams can not be seen as the fulfillment of desire but due to the repetition compulsion and that is that Freud states that "the original function would not eliminate sleep, by fulfilling the desire of disturbing motions, capable of interrupting motifs sleep, could only take over this function after all the soul-life principle accepted the rule of pleasure.