castration anxiety

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castration anxiety

[ka′strā·shən aŋ′zī·ə·dē]
(psychology)
Anxiety due to the fear of loss of the genitals or injury to them.
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Freud's discussion of the castration complex can be found principally in his Leonardo da Vinci and a Memory of his Childhood (1910), Totem and Taboo (1913), On Narcissism: An Introduction (1914), Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis (1915-17), From the History of an Infantile Neurosis (1917-18), The Ego and the Id (1923), and "The Dissolution of the Oedipus Complex" (1924).