A nervous affection, occurring almost exclusively in women, in which the emotional and reflex excitability is exaggerated, and the will power correspondingly diminished, so that the patient loses control over the emotions, becomes the victim of imaginary sensations, and often falls into paroxism or fits.
a neurosis, usually due to mental conflict and repression, in which there is uncontrollable excitability or anxiety.
A disorder known to the ancient Greeks in which a physical incapacity—a paralysis, an anaesthesia, or an analgesia—is not due to a physiological dysfunction, for example, glove anaesthesia; an older term for conversion disorder. In the late nineteenth century dissociative disorders were identified as such and considered hysterical states.
Uncontrolled wobble during a run. Usually results in a wipe out. (see "speed wobbles")
An older term for a group of presumably psychogenic disorders including conversion disorders and dissociative disorders. Since DSM-III, it is no longer used as a diagnostic category, in part because of an erroneous implication that the condition is more prevalent in women (Greek hystera — womb). See also conversion disorders, dissociative disorders, glove anesthesia.
state of violent mental agitation
excessive or uncontrollable fear
neurotic disorder characterized by violent emotional outbreaks and disturbances of sensory and motor functions
It is a psychosomatic (see definition) disorder caused by a powerful psychological disturbance or need. Someone with it is usually completely unaware of the psychological basis of the problem. It is often impossible to convince the person that there is no physical basis for the upset, even after many investigations have ruled out the possibility of a physical cause.This is called denial.The strength of the denial in hysteria shows the enormous power of the subconscious mind. Hysteria is often a defence mechanism of the mind to protect it against the effects of some traumatic and unpleasant experience.
a term used to describe symptoms that are caused by mental stress and occur in someone who does not have a mental disorder
A neurosis, with emotional instability, repression, dissociation, physical symptoms such as paralysis. This is not the same as malingering and it should not be confused with psychopathic conditions.
A mental disorder which appears on the surface to be a physical symptom. For example, a seeming paralysis which is not based on physical impairment but is a manifestation of mental distress would be called an 'hysterical paralysis'. Obviously care needs to be taken to distinguish such a disorder from frank malingering and faking of symptoms.
An obsolete diagnostic category commonly used in the latter half of the 19th century characterized by extreme anxiety, somatoform, depressive, and dissociative symptoms, such as paralyses, anesthesias, blindness, seizures, and head and body aches with no medical explanation, as well as dysphoria, hallucinations, and multiple personalities
Wild uncontrollable emotion, excitement, functional dusturbance of the nervous system.