Memoirs of my nervous illness succeeds on many levels as a memoir as imaginative literature and as a serious work of mythology flechsig makes a menacing and inscrutable villain representing materialistic thinking and conventional reality no help at all. Daniel paul schrebers memoirs of my nervous illness is pretty fascinating it is by no means an easy read but i found it worthwhile and interesting schreber a well respected judge had a nervous breakdown which has all the hallmarks of schizophrenia. Memoirs of my nervous illness is based on the 1903 journal written by daniel paul schreber a distinguished german judge while incarcerated in an asylum under the watch of the obsessive dr emil flechsig bob cucuzza. During my reading of the memoirs despite the fact that he was hallucinating deep inside in that hell of voices and suffering his personality his high education his way of reasoning still exists memoirs of my nervous illness daniel paul schreber snippet view 1955. Memoirs of my nervous illness reviewed by kate robertson staff grade psychiatrist ardenleigh centre birmingham schrebers memoirs should be mandatory reading for all those who believe that being mentally ill always precludes sound decision making read it alongside current schizophrenic blogs and then try to deny an
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