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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Please try again later. Daniel Paul studied law and became a judge, a profession he practised with success until he fell ill. Schreber understands the basis of his own plea: Jun 08, Maxwell Foley rated it really liked it.

Schreber was a successful and highly respected judge until middle age when the onset of his psychosis occurred.

He woke up one morning with the schrebed that it would be pleasant to “succumb” to sexual intercourse memoies a woman. Scnreber was released from psychiatric hospitals aroundshortly before the publication of his book. During the first phase of his illness Schreber was certain that Dr. Diagnosed as a paranoiac, he spent the next seven years in an asylum, early on mute before the assaults of his hallucinations and only gradually returning to speech with revelations of his bizarre and overwhelming religious experiences.

This, he explains, is why he endeavoured to produce the memoirs not without some reluctance: 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. Two Asylums and many years later: Perhaps, in some ironic way, one of his nervous delusions was right, and the idea of Schreber will live on long after him. This was interesting diary of a man who struggled with mental illness in the 19th century schizophrenia and gender identity disorder.


Inat the age of 42, Schreber had a minor nervous breakdown after a failed election campaign. It challenges the reader’s perception of perception while making him or her doubt their decision to read it in the first place. Daniel Paul Schreber was the son of the preeminent nineteenth-century German medical authority on child-rearing. In the back end of the present volume things get truly fascinating, almost shockingly so.

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. You weren’t there and can’t really understand it. He went then through a final hospitalisation. 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.

Anyone who wants to know what it’s feels like to go crazy. Schreber’s purpose was expressed in its subtitle which was not translated as part of the English edition, but fully reproduced inside it: Written by an accomplished and respected German jurist, Memoirs is part of a long appeal against an official, court-sanctioned decision to incarcerate the author in a public mental asylum.

The Psychotic Dr. Schreber Page: The Life of Daniel Paul Schreber, Mystic and Madman.

Like with most dqniel problems, there are no good solutions or even ways of bettering the matter here, though the progressive changes of the DSM have required more and more science in order to justify the existences of disorders and their symptoms. For those of us who sometimes dream vividly enough to forget which of our experiences belong to us alone and which are shared with others, it is an indispensable reminder of the humanity which is preserved beneath the surface of insanity and the insanity which lies somewhere in us all.

Aug 10, Steven rated it it was ok Shelves: Jan 24, Gaz rated it liked it.

Niederland’s research from the ’50s, Niederland had previously worked with survivors of Nazi concentration camps.


Can’t think of any others like this offhand.

I associate with the onset of psychosis people who are there and then just suddenly magically not. Dec 19, Gary Norris rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sehr sehr anstrengend zu lesen. Sep 23, Adam rated it liked it. The pzul directed against my head and the nerves of my head happened in manifold ways.

I am at a loss to understand how anyone can read this nonsense with profit or pleasure, but then I have come across enough religious nutters to last a lifetime, and I never met one who was not both boring and repellent. For added entertainment, read all the nonsense written about the book in the Amazon.

There was only one remedy; as his doctor noted: For those who feel firmly grounded in reality, well Notevole, da usare come schgeber di testo per futuri professionisti del settore, spiega e chiarisce meglio di qualsiasi manuale di psichiatria Return to Dabiel Page.

Daniel Paul Schreber

A question that naturally arises is: He believed that hundreds of people’s souls took special interest in him, and contacted danil nerves by using “divine rays”, telling him special information, or requesting things of him. This book, for the curious individual, is equal parts enlightenment and torture.

During one of his stays at the Sonnenstein asylum, he concluded that there are “fleeting-improvised-men” in the world, which he echreber were divinely fabricated men, as miracles to provide Schreber with “play-with-humans” in light of a depopulation of the world.

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