MEMOIRS OF MY NERVOUS ILLNESS DANIEL PAUL SCHREBER ) was the son of the preeminent nineteenth-century German medical authority. Memoirs of My Nervous Illness has ratings and 51 reviews. Hadrian said: Here are the memoirs of the life of Daniel Paul Schreber. In his time, he w. Not a subscriber? Subscribe Now / Learn More. PsychiatryOnline subscription options offer access to the DSM-5 library, books, journals, CME, and patient.

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Memoirs of My Nervous Illness

Views Read Edit View laul. Sehr sehr anstrengend zu lesen. There is little point trying to add substantially to the many reviews to which Memoirs of My Nervous Illness has been subjected since its first appearance over a hundred years ago. For example, take an incident where Schreber has a “Divine Vision” in the garden of his asylum, whilst accompanied by an attendant. The fact that someone can write in a comprehensible manner whilst expressing such bizarre delusions is instructional but not very entertaining.

There are also large block quotations and analysis of Freud’s opinion. However, recent memoir have shown Schreber’s father to be an absurdly strict disciplinarian, and his own brother committed suicide in his 30s. This can be seen as scjreber to one of Moritz Schreber’s techniques of dniel elaborate contraption which confined the child’s body, forcing him to have a “correct” posture at the dinner table.

There was only one remedy; as his doctor noted: Want to Read saving…. There’s something about repressed homosexuality and paranoia because the cause of that.


One attempted to pull the nerves out of my head, for a time even [during the nights] to transplant them into the head of M. His other brother committed suicide.

Mar 28, Charles rated it really liked it. Dec 02, Steve Rauscher rated it really liked it Shelves: Flechsig continues to pester. He was alarmed and felt that this thought had come from somewhere else, not from himself. There I was left to my fate; I spent the rest of the schrebdr mostly sleepless in this cell, furnished only with an iron bedstead and some bedding.

In his madness, the world was revealed to him as an enormous architecture of nerves, dominated by a predatory God. Im Anhang wird es eigentlich erst spannend, man kann sowohl das Empfinden des Nervenkranken nachlesen wie auch die Perspektive des Arztes auf dieses. It is a madness which has long struggled with and finally found its voice.

He believed himself immortal, by virtue of the attraction he exerted on God, dankel, and rays, but also subject to endless miracles of infirmity.

May 12, Lucas rated it really liked it. The jury is out for years on what Schreber had, or what he means. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. He is clearly logical and intelligent and “Memoirs” is his ultimately successful attempt to reason himself out of commitment to the asylum and back home to his wife.

Medical Classics: Memoirs of My Nervous Illness

Much of what was formerly schizophrenia has gone over t Great book about what it’s actually like to go crazy! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. They celebrate modes of experience which explode the binary apparatus, pursue startling lines of flight, precipitate nomadic cartographies, and manifestly disrupt conventions inherent to social assemblages. I frequently had—and still have regularly daily—the sensation that my whole skull has temporarily thinned; in my opinion this was brought about through the bony material of my skull being partly pulverized by the destructive action of the rays; but it is restored again by pure rays particularly during sleep.


But God, you see, was two. Two Asylums and many years later: He believed his primary psychiatrist, Prof. During the first phase schrebet his illness Schreber was certain that Dr.

Daniel Paul Schreber

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. This was interesting diary of a man who struggled with mental illness in the 19th century schizophrenia and gender identity disorder. We are now accustomed to effete Muslim suicide bombers such as Mohammed Atta and Salman Abedi taking out their repressed homosexuality by killing others to relieve their own inner torment. And, my God, friend: One especially interesting example is Schreber’s own legal defense, written in a period of lucidity, allowing himself to be released with supervision due to ‘harmless insanity’, a precedent for treatment of other forms of mental illness.

As his psychosis progressed, he believed that God was turning him into a woman, sending rays down to enact ‘miracles’ upon him, including little men to torture him.