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Hysteria

  1. 1. FEMALE HYSTERIA
  2. 2. “HYSTERIA?” what really is what’s its etymology? how is it still relevant?
  3. 3. TIMELINE OF THE TERM “HYSTERIA” 500 BC 1100 1660 1885 1980 1828
  4. 4. 500 BC: HIPPOCRATES I believe hysteria is caused by a displaced or wandering uterus hysteria, n: a disease caused by a restless and migratory uterus
  5. 5. 1100: TROTULA DE RUGGIERO I believe hysteria is caused by abstinence hysteria, n: a condition caused by a restraint on desires.
  6. 6. 1660: NATHANIEL HIGHMORE I believe hysteria is caused by “bad blood,” and pelvic massage is the cure” hysteria, n: an illness caused by a a lack of blood flow in the uterus area, can be relieved through hysterical paroxysm .
  7. 7. "HYSTERICAL PAROXYSM" hysteria paroxysm, verb: to experience an orgasm, primarily through a physician’s pelvic massage treatment.
  8. 8. 1828: AMERICAN DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. hysterical, adj: originating “[Gr. from the womb.]” and is something seen in a woman who is “disordered in the region of the womb;” and who is “troubled with fits or nervous affections.”
  9. 9. SYMPTOMS anxiety, sleeplessness, irritability, nervousness, erotic fantasies, feelings of heaviness in the lower abdomen, and wetness between the leg. (according to male doctors)
  10. 10. 1860: SIGMUND FREUD I believe hysteria is a form of neurosis that comes about when a traumatic experience leads to process of unconscious symptom-formation hysteria, n: a psychological condition that is a product of upbringing, education, of one's interaction as a child with the world of adults or of other children
  11. 11. OTHER TREATMENTS FOR HYSTERIA electromechanical medical instruments: provide more reliable and efficient physical therapy to women believed to be suffering from hysteria.
  12. 12. 1956: NEW WORLD DICTIONARY OF THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE, hysteria, n: “a mental disorder” that is characterized by “excessive anxiety, sensory and motor disturbances.”
  13. 13. 1980: DSM-III “female hysteria” is no longer a recognized illness hysterical symptoms are in fact now considered as manifestation of dissociative disorders.
  14. 14. 016: MERRIAM-WEBSTER ONLIN

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