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Hysteria is defined as a neurotic disorder which is characterized by a various range of somatic and mental symptoms which results from dissociation. This disease typically starts during adolescence or early adulthood and occurs more commonly in women than men. It is normally a diagnostic label applied to a state of mind that is unmanageable fear or emotional excesses.

The fear is often present on a body part, most often on an imagined problem with that body part. People who are hysterical control due to the overwhelming fear. The term Hysteria originates from a greek, medical term known hysteria was coined by Hippo-crates, who though that the cause of hysteria was irregular movement of blood from the uterus to the brain.

The term hyteria came into widespread use in the middle and late 19 th century to describe what is today generally considered to be sexual dissatisfaction. The knowledge of hysterical processes was increased due to the work of a French neurologist, known as Jean Martin Charcot. But many people consider hysteria to be a legacy diagnosis. Mass Hysteria is used to describe mass public near-panic reactions. It is commonly applied to the wages of popular medical problems that every one gets in response to new articles.

Causes of Hysteria

The concept of dissociation, that is where the internal mental contents, that is memories, ideas, feelings, perceptions are last to conscious awareness leads to genesis of hysterical symptoms. Though unconscious can be repeated can be again in dreams or a hypnotic trance.

Moreover, they are able to affect the individual’s awareness and behaviour in various ways. For example, the dissociation and loss from consciousness of memories of motor patterns lead to paralysis. Moreover, the emergence of a fragment of a dissociated visual memory may produce hallucination. All phenomena of conversion and dissociative hysteria is viewed as the affects of either the dissociation itself or the irruption into consciousness of portions of the dissociated mental contents of varying degrees of complexity.

It may that is dissociation may serve as a psycho- logic defense, that is it provides a mechanism for banishing unpleasant, painful and anxiety provoking mental contents from consciousness. In some cases there may be frequent presence of memories of major aggressive and sexual child abuse in patients with multiple personality disorders.

Signs and Symptoms of Hysteria

Consists of like mimicking the illness of a deceased relative A variety of sensor motor symptoms have been considered to be specific to and characteristic of hysterical neurosis. Weakness and paralysis of muscular groups are common while spasm and abnormal movement are less frequent.

The motor disturbances commonly, seen are altered sensibility , particularly those involving touch, pain, temperature and position sense. Particularly characteristic are the glove and stocking distribution of the sensory disturbances. Which then affects the limbs. They may also hysterical blindness, deafness and aphonia.

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