Rousseau's mental health
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Rousseau's mental health has been the object of much speculation. Its retrospective diagnosis has focused on his paranoia and masochism (Rousseau spanked). Alfred Binet analysed Rousseau's case in "Du Fétichisme dans l’amour" (1887). Paul Julius Möbius in Germany published "J. J. Rousseau's Krankheitsgeschichte" in 1890 and Auguste Châtelain followed suit with "La folie de J. J. Rousseau" in 1891.