A person on holiday in the mountains suddenly got the idea that he was too fat, and needed to lose weight. He went on a strenuous exercise regimen. In fact, Freud found out that this person had a cousin named Richard, toward whom he was jealous, because Richard was paying attention to the girl he wanted. In German, the word for "fat" is "dick", and this cousin was known as "Dick". So, in effect, this person in getting rid of his fat was getting rid of his cousin.

Other cases of symptoms: Rat man, Wolf man, Dora, Little Hans.