Karl Abraham M. D. THE FIRST PREGENITAL STAGE OF THE LIBIDO (1916)

Many neurotics suffer from abnormal feelings of hunger. Women in particular are affected with this symptom. Specialists in nervous diseases are very well acquainted with those female patients who are suddenly seized with hunger in the street or other places, and must therefore take care always to have something to eat with them. Such persons habitually wake up with a gnawing hunger, and they pre- pare for this before going to bed by putting some food beside them. Certain characteristics...