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9780141183817 / 0141183810

The Schreber Case (Penguin Modern Classics)

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Publisher:Penguin Classics

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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Paperback. Pub Date :2002-07-04 Pages: 96 Language: English Publisher: Penguin Classics The Schreber Case is distinctive from the other case histories in that its 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 episodes whereby he believed 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 homosexual impulses that Schreber tried to repress

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