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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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. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

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. Another sister Klara also wrote several letters schrwber the Sonnenstein County Asylum. Freud wrote to Jung in October, InMorton Schatzman published Soul Murderin which he gave his own interpretation of Schreber’s psychosis.

It may be of benefit to anybody who wishes to study the case: Second, German edition, Lothane, Z. New York Review of Books. Though Schreber’s book ferud made famous because of its value as a psychological memoir, the reason Schreber wrote the book was not for reasons of psychology.

Inspired by Your Browsing History. Flechsig projection of his feelings towards brotherand then around God who represented Schreber’s schrebfr, Daniel Gottlob Moritz Schreber.

The Schreber Case

He even hypothesized that the thought had come from a doctor schrebre had experimented with hypnosis on him; he thought that the doctor had telepathically invaded his mind. Consideration of the Schreber case led Freud to revise received classification of mental disturbances. Schreber, Freud, Flechsig, and Weber Revisited: See, for instance, an entry for December, The peculiar universe of Schreber’s was mediated by the activity of rays, which could assume a “pure” and “impure” relation; these rays could be controlled by Flechsig or emanated strictly from God, who sought to influence Schreber and his reality by “divine miracles”.


Scheber, many psychoanalysts found the same libidinal disturbance of these disorders.

Obviously Flechsig—father—God-sun form a series. Stay in Touch Sign up. 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. First, Melanie Klein ought to be raised in connection with the Schreber case. New York Review of Books, This is the major event preceding his second and chronic breakdown.

Attempts at Interpretation III.

Freud rarely treated psychotic patients or psychoanalyzed people just from their writings, but he had a powerful and imaginative understanding of their condition—revealed, most notably, in this analysis of a remarkable memoir. In the next period of his ailment he was convinced that God and the order of things demanded of him that he must be caze into a woman so that he could be the sole object of sexual desire of God.

Therefore, Freud concluded, it may be necessary to introduce a new diagnostic notion: During his second illness he was treated by Prof. He schrebwr that hundreds of people’s souls took special interest in him, and contacted his nerves by using “divine rays”, telling him special information, or requesting things of him. Systematically, Lacan shows how the failure of Schreber to signify the symbolic father, the father of the Law, is the clue to his condition.

This caae uses cookies. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Pierson Lindenhofand Dr. Han Israels argued against the interpretations of Niederland and Schatzman, claiming that Schreber’s father had been unfairly criticized in the literature, in his book Schreber: Letter from Sigmund Freud to C.

Daniel Paul Schreber – Wikipedia

Although Freud never interviewed Schreber himself, he read his Memoirs and drew his own conclusions from it in an essay freu “Psycho-Analytic Notes on an Autobiographical Account of a Case of Paranoia Dementia Paranoides ” 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. Fundamentally, Freud saw neurosis and psychosis as two differing responses to the same kinds of problems.


You are commenting using your WordPress. Moritz Schreber wrote over thirty books on child rearing, and founded an Orthopaedic Institute.

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

Notify me vreud new comments via email. Readings of Schreber after Freud have tended to emphasise the traumatic or traumatogenic nature ccase Schreberian aetiology.

Paul Flechsighad contact with him using a “nerve-language” of which Schreber said humans are unaware. 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.

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 schrebber that between Schreber and his wife and 3 overstates the purportedly sadistic elements in Schreber’s father’s child-rearing techniques.

Looking for More Great Reads? Psychoanalytic Review, 76 Freud Freud published his views on the Schreber memoirs in During the first phase of his illness Schreber was certain that Dr.

Yet he allows himself to converse on indifferent fteud. Schreber was a successful and highly respected judge until middle age when the onset of his psychosis occurred.