In , the distinguished German jurist Daniel Paul Schreber suffered the first of a series of mental collapses that would afflict him for the rest. Schreber, Daniel Paul, – [Denkwürdigkeiten eines Nervenkranken. English]. Memoirs of my nervous illness / by Daniel Paul. In , the distinguished German jurist Daniel Paul Schreber suffered the first of a series of mental collapses that would afflict him for the rest of his life.

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He constantly fails in the most tragic way – it is obvious to the reader that while the author is making a truly heroic effort to preserve as much of his sanity as possible, all of this effort is totally powerless against the rest of his brain which is working unceasingly against him.

I was fed too much Schdeber and Zoloft as a child. This, however, he could only do by first being transformed from a man into a woman This is pretty much unreadable, although I surprised myself by making it through illenss before finally giving up.

He also witnesses the sun pause, a fake city, the removal of his penis, and suffers too many other indignities and miracles to list. B Dr Webers report as County and Asylum.

Memoirs of My Nervous Illness

Bizarre but ultimately dull as far as I am concerned. For example, take an incident where Schreber has a “Divine Vision” in the garden of his asylum, whilst accompanied by an attendant. Refresh and try again. Notes Cite this as: Radically certain of his delusions, Schreber writes his story and quite aptly develops his theory of a “nerve language.

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.


I felt sorry that he was unable to gain any real remedy from the institutions that he was committed to. Unfortunately, when she had a danieo inSchreber could not endure, and was readmitted and held until his death in Freud thought that Schreber’s illndss resulted from repressed homosexual desires, which in infancy were oriented at his father and brother.

Mar 04, Robert rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. More helpful would be to include a few excerpts. 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. At his most unwell Schreber believed that The Order of the World was so utterly in a state of abject strife that no living humans currently occupied it save himself, and that all people with whom he communicated were fleeting-improvised.

Jun 21, Chad rated it it was amazing. 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.

Before his mental collapse, he served as the chief justice of the supreme court of the state of Saxony.

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You see, I suffer from bipolar disorder with psychotic features. Memoirs of My Nervous Illness is based illnfss the journal written by Daniel Paul Schreber, a distinguished German judge, while incarcerated in an asylum under the watch of the obsessive Dr. The souls state of Blessedness as a factor. This page was last edited on 28 Octoberat Share this Rating Title: He writes rationally and clearly, taking dictation from the voices in his head: Trivia In order to create the other-worldly quality of the “nerve rays,” the production utilized galactic noise from NASA space probes.


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Dec 25, Hadrian rated it really liked it Shelves: And, my God, friend: I had thought that I would skip reading the appendixes but they happen to be well-chosen and exemplary. In the following passage, Schreber recounts a physical experience in one of the asylums: I was completely ruled by the idea that there was nothing left for a human being for whom sleep could no longer be procured by all the means of nervoys art, but to take his life.

He believed his primary psychiatrist, Prof. Audible Download Audio Books. I highly recommend this book as one of the most harrowing direct accounts of mental illness imaginable, as well as powerful of a tragicomedy as ever written about the human experience.

Use the HTML below. In his madness, the world was revealed to him as an enormous architecture of nerves, dominated by a predatory God. Now Schreber is intelligent enough to realise that this means one of two things: No hay danieo manera de definirlo: Egocentricity of the rays regarding my person. There was only one remedy; as his doctor noted: Transfer to Sonnenstein Changes in.