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The Schreber Case

Psychoanalytic Profile of A Paranoid Personality, 1st Edition

By William G. Niederland


196 pages

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First published in 1984. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


"This monograph serves as an admirable work in the history of 20th-century science. It provides critical information on a man whose writing served to give Freud a forum in which to permanently unlock some of the structure and mystery of psychosis."

- Sidney H. Weissman, Contemporary Psychiatry

"This book shows that history and psychiatry can be focused together to understand a man, his time, his place, and the social forces that molded him. This is a solid contribution that could be read for pleasure by all physicians with a curiosity about the mind and history."

- G. E. Gifford, Journal of the American Medical Association

"To those interested in the history of education, child rearing and parent-child relations, this volume will provide valuable information, original insights and stimulation for further research. Not only students of the individual and family interactions, but also those involved in community mental health will find Niederland's approach fascinating."

- Jarry Z. Shelton, Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences

Table of Contents

Part I: Background 1. Who Was Daniel Paul Schreber? 2. Excerpts from the Memoirs 3. Freud's Analysis 4. General Comments on Freud's Schreber Analysis, the Memoirs, and Paranoid Fantasies 5. Paranoia and Its History Part II: Further Research on Schreber 6. Three Notes on the Schreber Case 7. Schreber: Father and Son 8. Schreber's Father 9. The "Miracled-Up" World of Schreber's Childhood 10. Analysis of a Delusion 11. Further Data on the "Historical Truth" in Schreber's Delusions 12. Schreber and Flechsig 13. The Schreber Case Part III: Other Aspects of the Case 14. Schreber's Delusion of the End of the World 15. Schreber's Hereafter 16. The Mother-Conflict in Schreber's Psychosis 17. The Schreber Case Reconsidered in the Light of Psycho-Social Changes 18. Observations on Paranoia and Their Relationship to the Schreber Case 19. A Note on Soul Murder

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Psychoanalysis
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health