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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The following was presented to the Lacan Circle of Melbourne in March, First, Melanie Klein ought to be raised in connection with the Schreber case. During the first phase of his illness Schreber was certain that Dr. We examined the diversity of diagnoses for the Schreber case, which was documented in “Memoirs of My Nervous Illness”. Readings of Schreber after Freud have tended to emphasise the traumatic or traumatogenic nature of Schreberian aetiology.

Within Schreber’s cosmology the universe as an observable reality, and the Sun especially, was a partially independent realm which God merely communicated through, using rays and miracles to influence at times when the “Order of the World” needed to be adjusted.

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

For example, one of the “miracles” described by Daniel Schreber was that of chest compression, of tightening and tightening. Dr Schreber was preoccupied with discipline, order, cleanliness, posture, muscle-building, and opposition to masturbation during childhood and adolescence. Freud rarely treated psychotic patients or psychoanalyzed people just from their writings, but he had a achreber and imaginative understanding of their condition—revealed, most notably, in this analysis of a remarkable memoir.


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Biographical and Historical Background to Freud’s Schreber Case

Please try again later. Such knowledge may have been a necessity in his pursuit of liberty from the asylum. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Fredu rays had the capacity for independent activity, though they were distinguished from souls and nerves generally identical which emanated from other human beings deceased or living.

Pierson Lindenhofand Dr. New York Review of Books. Retrieved from ” https: He went then through a final hospitalisation.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Many of the techniques recommended by Moritz Schreber were mirrored in Daniel Schreber’s psychotic experiences. Email required Address never made public. Jun 24, 96 Pages Buy.

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Consideration of the Schreber case led Freud to revise received classification of mental disturbances. He himself was likely to have been psychotic, and died by his own hand at the age of 38 Niederland,a few weeks after being promoted to a judge Gerichtstrat.

Freud published his views on the Schreber memoirs in Flechsig, who became a rebellious “nerve specialist” by virtue of his psychiatric power in contrast to the “Omnipotence” of God.

Similarly, the “freezing miracle” might mirror Moritz Schreber’s recommendation of placing the infant in a bath of ice cubes beginning at age three months. He believed his primary psychiatrist, Prof.


From the Freudian dynamic viewpoint, we conclude that schizophrenia and endogenous mood disorders have the common pathway libidinal disturbance in their acute phase. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Schreber was a successful and highly respected judge until middle age when the onset of his psychosis occurred.

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

Repressed inner drives were projected onto the outside world and led to intense hallucinations which were first centred on his physician Dr. Each human soul was composed of nerves which derived from God who with “His” own nerves was the ultimate source of human existence. He woke up one morning with the thought that it would be pleasant to “succumb” to sexual intercourse as a woman.

New York Review of Books, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Schatzman’s interpretation was in turn based on W. Therefore, Freud concluded, it may be necessary to introduce a new diagnostic notion: Schreber, Freud, Flechsig, and Weber Revisited: Soul Murder and Psychiatry.