1st Edition

The Schreber Case
Psychoanalytic Profile of A Paranoid Personality

ISBN 9780881630251
Published August 1, 1984 by Routledge
196 Pages

USD $52.95

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Book Description

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

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

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