Discuss Adolf Hitlers childhood Nazi Parties Adolfs private life.
Psychopathography of Adolf Hitleris an umbrella term for(pathographic,) literature that deals with the hypothesis that, the leader of, suffered from, although Hitler was never diagnosed with any mental illnesses during his lifetime. Hitler has often been associated with mental disorders such as,, and, both during his lifetime and after his death. Psychiatrists andwho have diagnosed Hitler as having mental disturbance include well-known figures such asand. Other researchers, such as, have concluded that Hitler probably did not have these disorders.
In psychiatry, pathography has developed a poor reputation, especially diagnostics that have been carried outex post, without the direct examination of the patient.It is even considered unethical (see).The German psychiatrist Hans Brger-Prinz went so far as to state that anyconstitute a “fatal abuse of psychiatry”.The immense range of mental disorders that Hitler has been credited with over time indicates how inconclusive this method can be (see table).Another example of the deficiencies present in many of the following Hitler-pathographies is an either completely absent or grossly abbreviated discussion of the abundance of publications which have already been submitted on this subject by other authors.
In the case of Hitler, psychopathography poses particular problems. First, authors who write about Hitler’s personal matters have to deal with the issue that a possibly voyeuristic readership uncritically accepts even the most sparsely proven speculations such as that which happened in the case of‘s book(2001).Even more concerning is the warning issued by some authors that pathologizing Hitler would inevitably mean discharging him of at least some responsibility for his actions.Others fear that by pathologizing orHitler, all the blame for crimes ofcould be placed entirely on him, whilst the populace and those in positions of power who enabled Hitler to rule would consequently be relieved from responsibility.Famed is‘s coinage of the phrase; in 1963, she stated that for aperpetrator as, mental normality and the ability to commitwere not mutually exclusive.came to a similar conclusion in his bookTter. Wie aus ganz normalen Menschen Massenmrder werden.
In his 2015 biography,pointed out how Hitler implemented his political goals as a strong dictator, with assertiveness, high readiness to assume risk and unlimited power.Some authors were fundamentally opposed to any attempt toexplainHitler, for example by psychological means.went further, labeling such attempts “obscene”; after the completion of his film(1985), he felt such attempts bordered on, with particular criticism directed towards the historian Rudolph Binion.