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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For added entertainment, read all the nonsense written about the book in the Amazon. Pierson Lindenhofand Dr. He believed himself immortal, by virtue of the attraction he exerted on God, souls, and rays, but also subject to endless miracles of infirmity. One cannot be miserly with such foundational knowledge.

There’s something about repressed homosexuality and paranoia because the cause of that. Jun 08, Maxwell Foley rated it really liked it. He woke up one morning with the thought that it would be pleasant to “succumb” to sexual intercourse as a woman. Flechsig projection of his feelings towards brotherpaull then around God who represented Schreber’s father, Daniel Gottlob Moritz Schreber.

Memoirs of My Nervous Illness by Daniel Paul Schreber

However, recent documents have shown Schreber’s father to be an absurdly strict disciplinarian, and his own brother committed suicide in his 30s. This was interesting diary of a man who struggled with mental illness in the 19th century pual and gender identity disorder. Looking for More Great Reads?

In the back end of the present volume things get truly fascinating, almost shockingly so. Although I have some pity for poor Schreber, I am afraid the weirdness of his mental pakl is ultimately, for me, neither interesting nor attractive. Subsequently, he returns to a mental asylum, where he dies in Schreber “considered himself chosen to redeem the world, and to restore to it the lost state of Blessedness.

Dec 02, Steve Rauscher rated it scheeber liked it Memirs Anorexia, body dysmorphic disorder and the non-anxious form of hypochondrias look very much like psychoses. Dec 16, Philip Lane rated it did not like it. The voices challenged and mocked me for my apparent lack of manly courage until at last I struck him. Their source material was Schreber memories, that he wrote with the intention of enlighting the world of what he learned from his conversations with God.


All of a sudden, in the five addenda oaul which it terminates, the book treats us to a captivating courtroom drama. Many of his faculties had returned commandingly to him by the time he penned his memoirs in his third Asylum.

As Schreber’s nervous illness exacerbates, his body’s magnetic force increases, thus rendering him vulnerable to painful experiments, mind control, and possession by various rays – including but not limited to his doctors, a troupe of young me Written by the world’s most sensible psychotic, Dr Schreber describes his own powerful place within an infinitely complex cosmic hierarchy of malevolent deities.

During the first phase of his illness Schreber was certain that Dr. 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 the world.

He argues with the sun and receives messages from birds; voices shout at him constantly, as God, hoping to sever contact with Schreber, ddaniel to make him completely demented. A the experience he This is pretty much unreadable, although I surprised myself by making it through pages before finally giving up.

I read it in meemoirs because, for its size, it’s immensely Okay, it’s weird that I reread this book in bed. He was the son of a kind of proto-Nazi Doctor Spock, a man who wrote child-rearing books focused on the importance of extremely regimented discipline. Jan 21, Julina is currently reading it.

No trivia or quizzes yet. 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 schhreber.

Before his mental collapse, he served as the chief justice of the supreme court of the state of Saxony. Inwhen Schreber had already been released from the asylums, he wrote a letter to Dr.


Regarding myself as totally lost, I made a naturally unsuccessful attempt during the night to hang myself from the bedstead with the sheet.

He never stopped hearing voices, bellowing, or receiving communications from birds woodpeckers, blackbirds, swallows, crows, and sparrows but not pigeons, chickens, geese, or ducks. 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.

Jul 29, Isaac rated it really liked it. May 12, Lucas rated it really liked it. This, I think, is a great compliment to Foucault’s Madness and Civilization. Around the same time, the concepts of pseudoneurotic schizophrenia and borderline schizophrenia have gone over to schizotypal personality disorder and borderline personality disorder. Autrement, cette lecture est pure perte de temps. The more you drift away from science, the more error steps in as a logical and expected consequence.

Memoirs of My Nervous Illness

In his time, he was regarded as a brilliant legal mind with a promising career. Memoirs is simultaneously one of the most amazing books I’ve ever read and one of the most grueling feats of mental fortitude I’ve ever subjected myself to.

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.

As Schreber’s nervous illness exacerbates, his body’s magnetic force increases, dzniel rendering him vulnerable to painful experiments, mind control, and possession by various rays – including but not limited to his doctors, a troupe of young men, and a judge from a neighboring district that he “never knew professionally”. Schreber, a well-respected judge, had a nervous breakdown, which has all the hallmarks of schizophrenia.