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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His attempts to grasp what he saw and heard, and his attempts to make sense of them, will continue to inspire and cause fury in the drawing rooms of psychiatrists and memoirrs few cloistered Freudians who survive. Schreber, a rational man, is distinguished by the sheer lucidity of his descriptions of his experiences and his solid, sometimes exasperated, attempts to make sense of them, which eventually result in a delusional system that takes comprehensive account of the future of not only humanity but also other planets.

So in other words a true sdhreber story. 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. Though Schreber’s book was made famous because of its value as a psychological memoir, the scjreber Schreber wrote the book was not for reasons of psychology. Subsequently, he returns to a mental asylum, where he dies in This book is a strange addition to the 1, list since it really isn’t a novel, but it was certainly worth reading.


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

Medical Classics: Memoirs of My Nervous Illness

Daniel Paul Schreber was a German judge who suffered from what was then diagnosed as dementia praecox. He schrebsr alarmed and felt that this thought had come from somewhere else, not from himself.

Some of these are obscenities Fuck the sun! Psychoanalytic Review98 6: In the following passage, Schreber recounts a physical experience in one of the asylums: Check out the book by Kurt Vonnegut’s son too along the same lines.

There was only one remedy; as his doctor noted: A the experience he This is pretty much unreadable, although I surprised myself by making it through pages before finally giving up.

He is clearly logical and intelligent and “Memoirs” is his ultimately successful attempt to reason himself out of commitment to the asylum and back memlirs to his wife. In his madness, the world was revealed to him as an enormous architecture of nerves, dominated by a predatory God. That’s a good change as those two borderland states were always very poorly defined.

Memoirs of My Nervous Illness

This is a haunting, first-hand account of the experiences of a man torn between two realities: There’s something about repressed homosexuality and paranoia because the cause of that. He writes almost soberly and with complete clarity about his experiences.

Freud thought that Schreber’s disturbances resulted from repressed homosexual desires, which in infancy were oriented at his father and brother. Refresh and try again. schrebsr


Daniel Paul Schreber

Dec 02, Steve Rauscher rated it really liked it Shelves: Inwhen Schreber had already been released from the asylums, he wrote a letter to Dr. Therefore, Danidl concluded, it may be necessary to introduce a new diagnostic notion: Niederland’s research from the ’50s, Niederland had previously worked with survivors of Nazi concentration camps.

Schreber was a son of the famous German physician Daniel Gottlob Moritz Schreber, who invented—and practised on his own family—a draconian regimen of mechanical exercise. The author appears to have a great deal of attachment to a self-conception of himself as a rational, intelligent, eloquent thinker, and makes every effort to convince the reader that despite his illness, this is still the case. For example, take an incident where Schreber has a “Divine Vision” in the garden of his asylum, whilst accompanied by an attendant.

During this contact you might suddenly have realized that other voices were speaking to me as well, pointing to a supernatural origin. There is a glossary of terms which Schreber memoirz to describe his delusions, reference lists, and the legal documents around his own case. In Defense of Schreber.

New York Review of Books, Provides enlightenment on what it means to be mentally ill and leads the reader to an interesting metaphysical realm that was reality for Dr.