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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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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: Schreber, for his part, seems to fdeud been eager to persuade his wife of the validity of his belief-system, amongst his numerous efforts to secure discharge from the hospital.

Notify me of new posts via email. He reassumed his private activities, which he conducted very well up towhen his mother died. The peculiar universe of Schreber’s was mediated by the activity of rays, which could assume a “pure” and “impure” relation; these rays could be controlled by Flechsig or emanated strictly from God, who sought to influence Schreber and his reality by “divine feeud. Soul murder and psychiatry. He woke up one morning with the thought that it would be pleasant to “succumb” to sexual intercourse as a woman.

Freud thought that Schreber’s disturbances resulted from repressed homosexual desires, which in infancy were oriented at his father and brother.

Daniel Paul Schreber – Wikipedia

Freud rarely treated psychotic patients or psychoanalyzed schreberr 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. Moritz, the elder Schreber, was a physician, author and pedagogue, particularly interested in the upbringing. Attempts at Interpretation III. You are commenting using your WordPress.

Biographical and Historical Background to Freud’s Schreber Case | Archives of a Divided Subject

Notes on some schizoid mechanisms. Soul Murder and Psychiatry. Psychoanalytic Review98 6: Therefore, Freud concluded, it may be necessary to introduce a new diagnostic scyreber In Lacanian terms, there is no mechanism distinguishing between psychosis and perversion. The findings of our literature review indicate that Freudian dynamic and economic perspective can shed a new light on the endogenous psychoses.


On Lothane’s account, the existing literature on Schreber as a rule 1 leaves substantial gaps in the historical records which careful archival research could in some measure fill; 2 leaves out psychoanalytically significant relationships, such as that between Freus and his wife and 3 overstates the purportedly sadistic elements in Schreber’s father’s child-rearing techniques.

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Schreber, Freud, Flechsig, and Weber Revisited: Flechsig, who became a rebellious “nerve specialist” by virtue of his psychiatric power in contrast to the “Omnipotence” of God.

The following was presented to the Lacan Circle of Melbourne in March, Elias Canetti also devoted the closing chapters of his theoretical ffeud opus Crowds and Power to a reading of Schreber.

Moritz Schreber wrote over thirty books on child rearing, and founded an Orthopaedic Institute. Second, German edition, Lothane, Z. He even hypothesized that the thought had come from a doctor who had experimented with hypnosis on schrebdr he thought that the doctor had telepathically invaded his mind.

Daniel Paul Schreber

Plays the piano, chess, and reads again. Seelenmord und Psychiatrie Zur Rehabilitierung Schrebers.

As such, he performed miracles, he miracled. 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. Memoirs of My Nervous Illness. New York Review of Books. Time permitting, I shall look at the ongoing implications of the Schreber case, particularly from a Lacanian perspective.

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Read it Forward Read it first. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. He argued that the difference between paranoia and dementia praecox is not at all clear, since symptoms of both ailments may be combined in any proportion, as in Schreber’s case. Lacan is able to take Schreber as the paradigmatic case of psychosis by situating foreclosure of the paternal metaphor as the sine qua non of psychotic disorders.


To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Each human soul was composed of nerves which derived from God who with “His” own nerves was the ultimate source of human existence. God’s nerves and those of humanity existed parallel to one another except when the “Order of the World” was violated which constituted the fundamental premise of Schreber’s memoirs- in which the two universes experienced dangerous “nerve-contact” with each other.

About The Schreber Case 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.

Dr Schreber was preoccupied with discipline, order, cleanliness, posture, muscle-building, and opposition to masturbation during childhood and adolescence. This site uses cookies. Similarly, many psychoanalysts found the same libidinal disturbance of these disorders.

He went then through a final hospitalisation. Yet he allows himself to converse on indifferent matters. Obviously Flechsig—father—God-sun form a series. Casr Lindenhofand Dr. Freud, famously, dealt more with neurotics than psychotics. The onset of his condition was age 51, with his death arriving at 53 due to a perforation in the intestinal tract near the appendix. It may be of benefit to anybody who wishes to study the case: