Sigmund Freud’s case of President Daniel Paul Schreber

by Julia Evans on August 1, 2022

Availability of Daniel Paul Schreber’s Memoirs of my nervous illness & many of the commentaries

Availability is given below.

This was first published on 2nd September 2015 and has been regularly updated.

Julia Evans

Practicing Lacanian Psychoanalyst


The Samuel Weber (1973) commentary has details of all the information published since 1903. It also has a very good map of the content of the ‘Memoirs’.

1) Memoirs of my nervous illness: 1903: D. P. Schreber or here. In the original German with the English translation by its side.

2) Case history of Schreber: 1910: Sigmund Freud or here

3) Hallucinations about the ‘Little Men’ : August 1949 (Zürich) : Maurits Katan or here

4) Schreber’s Prepsychotic Phase : 1st July 1951 [1953] : Maurits Katan or here

5) Further Remarks about Schreber’s Hallucinations : July 1951 [1952] (Amsterdam) : Maurits Katan or here

6) Translator’s introduction & analysis of D. P. Schreber’s case: : 1955: Ida MacAlpine & Richard Hunter or available here

7) On a question preliminary to any possible treatment of psychosis : 1955-1956 : two most important parts of Seminar III : Jacques Lacan or here Note : This is dated December 1955 to January 1956  at the end of the text.

8) Seminar III: The Psychoses: 1955-1956: from 16th November 1955: Jacques Lacan or here

9)  Editor’s Introduction (Psycho-Analytic Notes on an autobiographical account of a case of paranoia (Dementia Paranoides) [Case of Schreber] : 1958 : James Strachey or here

10) Presentation of the ‘Memoirs’ of President Schreber in French translation: November 1966: Jacques Lacan or available here

11) Introduction to Schreber’s ‘Memoirs of my nervous illness’: 1973: Samuel Weber or here

12) Introduction to the New Schreber Texts : 1988 : Hans Israëls : See  /main page (Schreber’s MEMOIRS OF MY NERVOUS ILLNESS with Lacan’s intro to the French translation. /  Part 4)

13) Introduction to ‘A bi-lingual edition of Schreber’s Memoirs of my mental illness/ Denkwürdigkeiten eines Nervenkranken’: August 2005: Richard G. Klein or available here

14) Introduction to D. P. Schreber’s ‘Memoirs : 2000 : Rosemary Dinnage or here

15) Schreber’s case revisited with echoes noted in the family of Fred West by Julia Evans : 11th January 2015 : Available here

 Related Texts

Texts related to the case of President Schreber

For further engagements with this case, see Case of President Schreber : 1910 in References to Sigmund Freud within LacanianWorks or

Schreber’s case revisited with echoes noted in the family of Fred West by Julia Evans : 11th January 2015 : Available here

Ordinary Psychosis: elaborations of James I/VI, Hamlet & Oedipus by Julia Evans on 28th  November 2015 or here

Schreber’s case revisited with echoes noted in the family of Fred West by Julia Evans on 11th  January 2015 : Available here

An Examination of ‘Learned Helplessness’ by Julia Evans on 11th  December 2014 or here

What Cannot Be Said: Desire, Fantasy, Real : 11th September 2013 : Dominique Holvoet or here

Psychosis, or Radical Belief in the Symptom : 17th June 2012 : Éric Laurent : given in Tel Aviv, Israel or here

The case, from unease to the lie : 2002 : Éric Laurent or here

Three Enigmas: Meaning, Signification, Jouissance : February 1993 : Éric Laurent or here

Schizophrenia, A Philosophical Reflection on Lacan’s Structuralist Interpretation : 1972 : Alphonse de Waelhens   or here

Lacan and the Discourse of the Other : 1968 : Anthony Wilden or here

Some forms of emotional disturbance and their relationship to schizophrenia (‘as if’ case) : 1942 : Helene Deutsch : See  here

Psychoses of passion : 1921 : Gaétan Gatian de Clérambault  or here

Misinterpretative delusional states : 1909 : Paul Sérieux & Joseph Capgras or here

The prognosis of dementia praecox: the group of schizophrenias : 1908 : Eugene Bleuler or here

Dementia Praecox : 1896 : Emil Kraepelin or here

Letter of 24th January 1895 and Draft H, Paranoia (The Emma Eckstein episode) : 24th January 1895 : Sigmund Freud or here


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Practicing Lacanian Psychoanalyst


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