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(his-ter′ē-ă )

(his-tēr′ē-ă )
[hyster(ic) + -ia]
An obsolete, now pejorative term used in popular speech to mean a conversion reaction or a widely fluctuating expression of emotions.

Currently accepted nomenclature for mental disorders does not include the term hysteria; it is included here for historical reasons.
SEE: mass psychogenic illness; SEE: somatization disorder

Symptoms include emotional instability, sensory disturbances, loss of motor function, or other disorders.

It may be related to emotional or physical stress.

Rest and reassurance are cornerstones of management.

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Venes, Donald, editor. "Hysteria." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/745651/all/mass_hysteria.
Hysteria. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/745651/all/mass_hysteria. Accessed June 17, 2019.
Hysteria. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/745651/all/mass_hysteria
Hysteria [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 June 17]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/745651/all/mass_hysteria.
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