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What is the hysteria according to the psychology? I want to get it in simple way to understand. Thank you.

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What is the hysteria according to the psychology? I want ...
Hysteria is an old term and no longer used in psychiatry. The word today is conversion disorder. This means that an underlying emotional conflict presents as a physical problem. So for example a person may get convulsions like attacks, but on testing they are not seizures, but pseudo seizures. In childhood that person may have had a sexual abuse which now surfacing in this form.
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