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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In Defense of Schreber. Dr Schreber was preoccupied with discipline, order, cleanliness, posture, muscle-building, and opposition to masturbation during childhood and adolescence.

He even hypothesized that the thought had come from a doctor who had experimented with hypnosis on him; he thought sschreber the doctor had telepathically invaded his mind. Seelenmord und Psychiatrie Zur Rehabilitierung Schrebers. Views Read Edit View history. 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.

Readings of Schreber after Freud have tended to emphasise the traumatic or traumatogenic nature of Schreberian aetiology. Jun 24, 96 Pages Buy. Inspired by Your Browsing History. For example, one of the “miracles” described by Daniel Schreber was that of chest compression, of tightening and tightening. 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.

We examined the diversity of diagnoses for the Schreber case, which was documented in “Memoirs of My Nervous Illness”. From the Freudian dynamic viewpoint, we conclude freyd schizophrenia and endogenous mood disorders have the common pathway libidinal disturbance in their acute phase. Schreber was a successful and highly respected judge until middle age when the onset of his psychosis occurred.

Flechsig projection of his feelings towards brotherand then around God who represented Schreber’s father, Schfeber Gottlob Moritz Schreber. Although Freud never interviewed Schreber himself, he creud his Memoirs and drew his own conclusions from it in an essay entitled “Psycho-Analytic Notes on an Autobiographical Account of a Case of Paranoia Dementia Paranoides ” By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.


Schreber’s purpose was expressed in its subtitle which was not translated as part of the English edition, but fully reproduced inside it: I shall sketch out some verifiable details.

The Schreber Case

International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 44 The teachings of honorary professor of psychiatry Daniel Paul Schreber, J. Notify me of new posts via email. As his psychosis progressed, he believed that God was turning him into a schrebee, sending rays down to enact ‘miracles’ upon him, including little men to torture him.

Niederland’s research from the ’50s, Niederland had previously worked with survivors of Nazi concentration camps. Jung, October 31, Schreber died inin an asylum. 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. Notify me of schrebrr comments via email. On the Paranoid Mechanism Postscript.

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

Read it Forward Read it first. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here This page was last edited on 28 Octoberat Plays the schreher, chess, and reads again. It may be of benefit to anybody who wishes to study the case: He was alarmed and felt that this thought had xase from somewhere else, not from himself.

See, for instance, an entry for December, The findings of our literature review indicate that Freudian dynamic and economic perspective can shed a new light on the endogenous psychoses. Fundamentally, Freud saw neurosis and psychosis as two differing responses to the same kinds of problems.

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

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. Each human soul was composed of nerves which derived from God who with “His” own nerves was the ultimate source of human existence.


Freud published his views on the Schreber memoirs in 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. Email required Address never made public. Systematically, Lacan shows how the failure of Schreber to signify the symbolic father, the father of the Law, is the clue to his condition.

Although Schreber became widely known as a paranoiac or schizophrenic patient after the publication of Freud’s paper insome psychiatrists who use the operational diagnostic system have regarded him as a case of depression or mood disorder.

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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. You are commenting using your Facebook account. 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.

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 schreeber world.

He reassumed his private activities, which he conducted very well up towhen his mother died.

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