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Freud rarely treated psychotic patients or psychoanalyzed people just from their writings, but he had a powerful and imaginative understanding. Seishin Shinkeigaku Zasshi. ;(9) [The Schreber case and Freudian dynamic psychopathology of psychoses]. [Article in Japanese]. Matsumoto. THE SCHREBER CASE. REVIEW OF LITERATURE. For the purpose of reviewing briefly the literature it is convenient to remember that Freud’s paper is divided.

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Niederland’s research from the ’50s, Niederland had previously worked with survivors of Nazi concentration camps. Pierson Lindenhofand Dr.

[The Schreber case and Freudian dynamic psychopathology of psychoses].

From the Freudian dynamic viewpoint, we conclude that schizophrenia and endogenous mood disorders have the common pathway libidinal disturbance in their acute phase. For example, one of the “miracles” described by Daniel Schreber was that of chest compression, of tightening and tightening. Paul Cashad contact with him using a “nerve-language” of which Schreber said humans are unaware.

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[The Schreber case and Freudian dynamic psychopathology of psychoses].

Psychoanalytic Review98 6: Freud rarely treated psychotic patients or psychoanalyzed people just from their writings, but he had a powerful and imaginative understanding of their condition—revealed, most notably, in this analysis of a remarkable memoir.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Elias Canetti also devoted the closing chapters of his theoretical magnum opus Crowds and Power to a reading of Schreber. This can be seen as analogous to one of Moritz Schreber’s techniques of an elaborate contraption which confined the child’s body, forcing him to have a “correct” posture at the dinner table. The loss of reality in neurosis and psychosis.

Daniel Paul Schreber

Because one can guess a good deal in reading the book. See, for instance, an entry for December, In the next period of his ailment he was convinced that God and the order of things demanded of him that he must be turned into a woman so that he could be the sole object of sexual desire of God.


The onset of his condition was age 51, with his death arriving at schrebeer due to a perforation in the intestinal tract near the appendix. InJudge Daniel Schreber, a highly intelligent and cultured man, produced a vivid account of his nervous illness dominated by the desire to become a woman, terrifying delusions about his doctor, and a belief in his own special relationship with God.

Second, German edition, Lothane, Z. We examined the diversity of diagnoses for the Schreber case, which was documented in “Memoirs of My Nervous Illness”.

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Readings of Schreber after Freud have tended to emphasise the traumatic or traumatogenic nature of Schreberian aetiology. Views Read Edit View history. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: First, Melanie Klein ought to be raised in connection with the Schreber case. Freud thought that Schreber’s disturbances resulted from repressed homosexual desires, which in infancy were oriented at his father and brother.

Schreber was a successful and highly respected judge until middle age when the onset of his psychosis occurred. During the first phase of his illness Schreber was certain that Dr.

We are then back to an old thesis, namely, that madness is the appropriate response to a mad not to mention cruel and rigidly sadistic world.

As one researcher put it Niederland, Moritz, the elder Schreber, was a physician, author and pedagogue, particularly interested in the upbringing. Notify me of new posts via email. Han Israels argued against the interpretations of Niederland and Schatzman, claiming that Schreber’s father had been unfairly criticized in the literature, in his book Schreber: Email required Address never made public.

Recently, this dichotomy has been criticized as an unreasonable one, and some aspects of mood disorders are being discussed as resulting from the same biological foundation as schizophrenia. Obviously Flechsig—father—God-sun form a series. Schatzman’s interpretation was in turn based on W.


Time permitting, I shall look at the ongoing implications of the Schreber case, particularly from a Lacanian perspective. It may be of benefit to anybody who wishes to study the case: You are commenting using your Twitter account. New York Review of Books.

InMorton Schatzman published Soul Murderin which he gave his own interpretation of Schreber’s psychosis. Their reading of Schreber’s Memoirs is a part of their wider criticism of familial orientation of psychoanalysis and it foregrounds the political and racial elements of the text; they see Schreber’s written experience of reality abnormal only in its honesty about the experience of power in late capitalism.

Around the same time, Freud wrote to Karl Abraham that he had worked out his ideas on the Schreber case during a recent trip to Palermo.

Schreber, Freud, Flechsig, and Weber Revisited: However, the entire crisis which Schreber describes in his book is the dangerous combination between humanity and God within the mind of Schreber. During one of his stays at the Sonnenstein asylum, he concluded that there are “fleeting-improvised-men” in the world, which he believed were divinely fabricated men, as miracles to provide Schreber with “play-with-humans” in light of a depopulation of the world.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In contrast to the Wolfman case, Freud had not yet broken with Jung and Adler by this time, and his references to them throughout the text are favourable.