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A brief history of hysteria: From the ancient to the modern.
Handb Clin Neurol. 2016; 139:3-10.HC

Abstract

In this paper we discuss the history of hysteria from the Babylonian and Assyrian texts through to the situation as it appears to us at the end of the 19th century. We note the shifting emphasis on causation, earlier ideas being linked to uterine theories, later speculations moving to the brain, and then the mind. We note the persistence of the condition referred to as hysteria over the millennia and the fascination that the condition has held for physicians, neurologists, and psychiatrists since the origins of known medical texts.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, UK. Electronic address: mtrimble@ion.ucl.ac.uk.Institute of Epileptology, King's College, Denmark Hill, London, UK.

Pub Type(s)

Historical Article
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27719850

Citation

Trimble, M, and E H. Reynolds. "A Brief History of Hysteria: From the Ancient to the Modern." Handbook of Clinical Neurology, vol. 139, 2016, pp. 3-10.
Trimble M, Reynolds EH. A brief history of hysteria: From the ancient to the modern. Handb Clin Neurol. 2016;139:3-10.
Trimble, M., & Reynolds, E. H. (2016). A brief history of hysteria: From the ancient to the modern. Handbook of Clinical Neurology, 139, 3-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-801772-2.00001-1
Trimble M, Reynolds EH. A Brief History of Hysteria: From the Ancient to the Modern. Handb Clin Neurol. 2016;139:3-10. PubMed PMID: 27719850.
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