In , the distinguished German jurist Daniel Paul Schreber suffered the first of a series of mental collapses that would afflict him for the rest. Schreber, Daniel Paul, – [Denkwürdigkeiten eines Nervenkranken. English]. Memoirs of my nervous illness / by Daniel Paul. In , the distinguished German jurist Daniel Paul Schreber suffered the first of a series of mental collapses that would afflict him for the rest of his life.

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He describes haptic as well as visual hallucinations and gives a beautiful and succinct example of paranoia in its original sense: On a later occasion I even boxed his ears.

He writes rationally and clearly, taking dictation from the voices in his head: But Schreber began dealing with his inner demons iklness the end of the 19th century in Protestant Germany.

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He never stopped hearing voices, bellowing, or receiving communications from birds woodpeckers, blackbirds, swallows, crows, and sparrows but not pigeons, chickens, geese, or ducks. At times he believed himself to have both Leprosy and the bubonic plague. But sometime in the past, one of these nervous souls committed soul murder and the result upset the Order of the World, causing his own ailment.

Photos Add Image Add an image Do you have any images for this title? Schreber himself deploying absolutely unimpeachable legalistic rhetoric whilst at the same time remaining steadfast in his convictions regarding the legitimacy of his spiritual insights is some of the most amazing shit I have ever read.


Feb 19, Maite rated it really liked it. This, however, he could only do by first being transformed from a man into a woman He feels chest compressions, feelings of coldness, but also a “bellowing miracle” Brillwunderor his compulsion to yell repeated phrases.

I especially relate to the fleeting-improvised-men. He even hypothesized that the thought had come from a doctor who had experimented with hypnosis on him; he thought that the doctor had telepathically invaded his mind.

To his surprise, the attendant does not register that anything out of the ordinary has occurred. It’s on my nightstand book shelf. Notevole, da usare come libro di testo per futuri professionisti del settore, spiega e chiarisce meglio di qualsiasi manuale di psichiatria Edit Storyline Memoirs of My Nervous Illness is based on the journal written by Daniel Paul Schreber, a distinguished German judge, while incarcerated in an asylum under the watch of the obsessive Dr.

Memoirs of My Nervous Illness by Daniel Paul Schreber

Unfortunately, when she had a stroke inSchreber could not endure, and was readmitted and held until his death in Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Inthe distinguished German jurist Daniel Paul Schreber suffered the first of a series of mental collapses that would afflict him for the rest of his life. Indeed the very concept of borderline states is a bit hazy.

There is a glossary of terms which Schreber uses to describe his delusions, reference lists, and the legal documents around his own case. Jan 21, Julina is currently reading it. Perhaps, in some ironic way, one of his nervous delusions was right, and the idea of Schreber will live on long after him. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


What I can say is that he wrote a detailed compelling look inside this part of debilitating mental illness, and a glimpse of what it might be, to be imprisoned within one’s own mind. He believed himself immortal, by virtue of the attraction he exerted on God, souls, and nrrvous, but also subject to endless miracles of infirmity.

Memoirs of My Nervous Illness

Soul murder and psychiatry. Great book about what it’s actually like to go crazy! Personal experiences at Sonnenstein. Diagnosed with the equivalent of paranoid schizophrenia dementia praecox in the s, Schreber had experienced extreme alarm and anxiety at imagining one morning—just after waking—that he might enjoy sexual intercourse as a woman. It’s a huge chunk of eerily sensible ramblings by a man confined to an insane asylum in nineteenth century german, studied by Freud: Much of what was formerly schizophrenia has gone over to psychotic mood disorder as in psychotic depression and psychotic bipolar disorder.

Souls won’t leave Schreber alone. The fact that someone can write in a comprehensible manner whilst expressing such bizarre delusions is instructional but not very entertaining. This, I think, is a great compliment to Foucault’s Madness and Civilization.

By all means, read this work if you’ve ever harbored even the slightest interest in the inner workings of the schrwber mind. During his second illness he was treated by Prof.