Problem

Hysteria

Other Names:
Hysterical insanity
Nature:

Hysteria is generally considered to be a neurosis - an unconscious affliction that produces the appearance of disease. Its physical symptoms are manifested for the sake of personal advantage, usually unconsciously. Hysterical symptoms are characteristic of extroverted neurotics. 

Hysteria today is no longer an accepted medical diagnosis, but the word lives on as a colloquial way to deem someone out-of-control and irrational.

Broader Problems:
Neurosis
Narrower Problems:
Theomania
Collective panic
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Subject(s):
Health Care Mental health
Date of last update
21.07.2016 – 11:29 CEST