What is Hysteria?

Hysteria, in its colloquial use, describes unmanageable emotional excesses. The fear can be centered on a body part, or most commonly, on an imagined problem with that body part. Disease is a common complaint; see also body dysmorphic disorder and hypochondriasis. Generally, modern medical professionals have given up the use of "hysteria" as a diagnostic category, replacing it with more precisely defined categories such as somatization disorder. In 1980, the American Psychiatric Association officially changed the diagnosis of "hysterical neurosis, conversion type" to "conversion disorder".

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Hello. I am Deepti. My sister has been diagnosed Hysteria . She is been treated in VIMHANS. But her attacks are not reducing. She Screams and...

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hysteria now a days known as conversion disorder
main cause behind this is unconscious intrapsychic conflict

only medicine cant help...

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My wife behaves in strange manner when i disagree with her on some small family issues. Ours is arrange marriage and its almost 3 years now. By...

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A sudden development of abnormal behavior like the one you described nicely - occurring occasionally and...

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Hello Doctor, my husband had an attack of epilepsy 8th months back, this was the fourth time he had in the span of 10 years. But he started taking...

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History and clinical evaluation are the most important aspects of making a correct diagnosis of epilepsy....

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