Jeff Wilkes

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The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was one of the most famous patients in the psychiatric hospital Jena. Between 1889 and 1890, Otto Binswanger und Theodor Ziehen treated the progressive paralysis of Friedrich Nietzsche whose 100th anniversary of death is on 25th August 2000. After Nietzsche's death, an animated discussion about his disease arose. Many(More)
Friedrich Nietzsche is supposed to have been one of the harshest critics of compassion. Many of his publications try to unmask its failings and to expose its true motives. From an ardent admirer of Schopenhauers's ethics of compassion, Nietzsche turned into a vigorous despiser of compassionate feelings. It is shown that this change was above all caused by(More)
Under the presumption of having promoted some young people's suicides by publishing his novel "Werther", Goethe was deeply affected by the suicide of Christiane von Lassberg, the 28-year old daughter of a Weimarian officer. The subject of this essay is to investigate how Goethe worked on the mental conflict of guilt and grief and how he counteracted the(More)
The early psychoanalysts were influenced by the philosophical ideas of FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE. The work of SIGMUND FREUD was partly based on NIETZSCHE'S literary world. Just before his mental disaster NIETZSCHE radically destroyed once precious ideals. The roots of this provocative development will be elucidated by analyzing NIETZSCHE'S childhood. A main(More)
Themes of love and death in combination determine Heinrich Heines early lyrics. Heine's psychosexual development ist analyzed by emphasising the female influence. His fantasies during adolescence, masochistic tendencies and his inclination to duels are highlighted by referring to Freud's concept of eros and thanatos.
The frequencies of specific language retardation and deficits in short term memory span are the subject of this epidemiological investigation of children attending the first grade of a special school for educationally subnormal children in Erlangen and München/Rosenheim. The children at the mean age of seven were examined according to the "Multi-axial(More)
The study was conducted to assess the consequences of multiple diagnoses and handicaps in children aged 6 to 8 years. Children were considered to be "multiply handicapped" if they suffered from two or more disorders or impairments included in the Multi-axial Classification Scheme. To this end children in special schools were compared with a random sample of(More)
66 children attending first grade at a special school for educationally subnormal children were examined medically and psychologically. Classification was done according to ICD-10. In addition, the parents were asked to rate their children's behavior with the "Child Behavior Checklist" by Achenbach and Edelbrock. The most common symptoms rated in this group(More)
76 first grade children of a special school for learning disabled were tested for specific developmental disorders of motor functions (SDDM). 15 children (19.7%), boys and girls proportionately, had a SDDM. This is a substantial increase compared to the unselected population. 8 children (15.5%) suffered from a specific disorder of body coordination and low(More)
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