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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It may be of benefit to anybody who wishes to study the case: Another sister Klara also wrote several letters to the Sonnenstein County Asylum.

Flechsig persecuted him and made direct attempts to murder his soul and change him into a woman he had what Freud thought to be emasculation hallucinations, which were in fact, according to Schreber’s words an “unmanning” entmannung experience. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 44 In defense of Schreber.

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First, Melanie Klein ought to be raised in connection with the Schreber case. Please try again later. Flechsig, who became a rebellious “nerve specialist” by virtue of his psychiatric power in contrast to the “Omnipotence” of God.

LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. 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.

Elias Canetti also devoted the closing chapters of his theoretical magnum opus Crowds and Power to a reading of Schreber. You are commenting using your Freuud. From the Freudian dynamic viewpoint, we conclude that schizophrenia and endogenous mood disorders have the common pathway libidinal disturbance in their acute phase.


Moritz Schreber wrote over thirty books on child rearing, and founded an Orthopaedic Institute. As such, he performed miracles, he miracled. Notify me of new comments via email. 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. Each human soul was composed of nerves cxse derived from God who with “His” own nerves was the ultimate source of human existence.

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

Moritz, the elder Schreber, was a physician, author and pedagogue, particularly interested in the upbringing. Mahler on the Couch film A Dangerous Method schteber. 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 Schreber and his wife and 3 overstates the purportedly sadistic elements in Schreber’s father’s child-rearing techniques.

See, for instance, an entry for December, Although Freud never interviewed Schreber himself, he read his Memoirs and drew his own conclusions from schrebber in an essay entitled “Psycho-Analytic Notes on an Autobiographical Account of a Case of Paranoia Dementia Paranoides ” Jun 24, 96 Pages Buy. Schreber, for his part, seems to have been eager to persuade his wife of the validity of his belief-system, amongst his numerous efforts to secure discharge from the hospital.


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

Strictly speaking God only initiated nerve-contact with human beings through dreams or inspired states in poetry, etc. Dr Schreber was preoccupied with discipline, order, cleanliness, posture, muscle-building, and opposition to masturbation during childhood and adolescence. Schreber was released from psychiatric hospitals aroundshortly before the publication of cade book.

Jun 24, 96 Pages. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Letter from Sigmund Freud to C. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Soul murder and psychiatry. 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.

Biographical and Historical Background to Freud’s Schreber Case

Jung, October 31, 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. Readings of Schreber after Freud have tended to emphasise the traumatic or traumatogenic nature of Schreberian aetiology. However, the entire crisis which Schreber describes in his book is the dangerous combination between humanity and God within the mind of Schreber.

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Time permitting, I shall look at the ongoing implications of the Schreber case, particularly from a Lacanian perspective. On the Paranoid Mechanism Postscript.