The Schreber Case

The Schreber Case

Non-Fiction, Education, Philosophy & Social Sciences, Psychology, Science & Maths
Paperback Published on: 04/07/2002
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Synopsis

The Schreber Case is distinctive from the other case histories in that it's based on the memoirs of a conjectural patient. Schreber was a judge and doctor of law who lived according to a strict set of principles. His nervous illness first manifested itself as hypochondria and insomnia - which he put down to his excessive workload - but gradually deteriorated into pathological delusion. Believing himself to be dead and rotting, Schreber attempted suicide, and then went on to experience bizarre delusional epsiodes whereby he belived he was being turned into a woman. The course of this extraordinary illness is analysed by Freud in his search for a root cause - could it have been caused by homesexual impulses that Schreber tried to repress?

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141183817
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Weight: 200g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm

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THE SCHREBER CASE promised to be a tantalising read. Unfortunately, Freud's assessment of the memoirs of Judge Daniel Schreber, who thought he was persecut... READ MORE
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The Schreber Case
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THE SCHREBER CASE promised to be a tantalising read. Unfortunately, Freud's assessment of the memoirs of Judge Daniel Schreber, who thought he was persecut... READ MORE
D J Smith