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Hysteria is an illness which has now been divided into two groups of disorders, conversion disorders (more recently called Functional Neurological Symptom Disorders), and Dissociative Disorders; it is no longer a recognized name for an illness. Hysteria was mostly diagnosed in women, and was at one point believed to be caused by a woman's womb wandering around the body.
Mass hysteria[edit | edit source]
Hysteria as psychosonatic symptoms[edit | edit source]
|“||Physicians often see symptoms without a definitive organic diagnosis as psychosomatic — a modern if less dramatic version of the 19th-century tendency to label neurological symptoms "hysteria," says Michael Sharpe, MD, a University of Oxford psychiatrist who studies the psychological aspects of medical illness.||”|
Notable studies[edit | edit source]
Articles, talks and interviews[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
- Eliot Slater
- Functional movement disorder
- Biopsychosocial model
- Medically unexplained physical symptoms
- Psychosomatic illness
- World Health Organization
Learn more[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- World Health Organization. "ICD-10". World Health Organization. Retrieved Mar 6, 2019.
- Compston, Nigel Dean (Nov 1, 1978). "An outbreak of encephalomyelitis in the Royal Free Hospital Group, London, in 1955". Postgraduate Medical Journal. 54 (637): 722–724. doi:10.1136/pgmj.54.637.722. ISSN 0032-5473. PMID 746018 – via BMJ.
McEvedy and Beard’s conclusions (of mass hysteria) ignore the objective findings of the staff of the hospital of fever, lymphadenopathy, cranial nerve palsies and abnormal signs in the limbs...Objective evidence of brain stem and spinal cord involvement was observed.
- Stone, Jon; Warlow, Charles; Carson, Alan; Sharpe, Michael (Dec 2005). "Eliot Slater's myth of the non-existence of hysteria". Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 98 (12): 547–548. ISSN 0141-0768. PMC . PMID 16319432.
- DeAngelis, Tori (2013). "When symptoms are a mystery". American Psychological Association. p. 66. Retrieved Mar 6, 2019.
Physicians often see symptoms without a definitive organic diagnosis as psychosomatic — a modern if less dramatic version of the 19th-century tendency to label neurological symptoms "hysteria," says Michael Sharpe, MD, a University of Oxford psychiatrist who studies the psychological aspects of medical illness.