chapter  VI
‘NERVOUS’ DISEASE, MORAL DISEASE, AND SIN
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T h e r e i s , we have seen, a class of disorders of conduct - alcoholism, irritability, bad temper, cynicism, aggressiveness, despondency, and certain sexual perversions - which are beyond the control of the will, and for which, therefore, we cannot be held morally responsible. They are of the same nature and origin as functional nervous diseases, being derived from repressed complexes, and should, therefore, be treated as sicknesses.