Hysteria was once simultaneously physical illness, an illness without physical symptoms - and something unmistakably feminine.
Freud and Charcot diagnosed Hysteria as psychological trauma manifesting itself through the body - its cure resting between therapy and medicine.
Hysteria examines, too, some of the 'hysterical identifications' of our time, from dictatorship to pop culture.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 80 pages
- Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 18/03/1997
- Category: Psychoanalytical theory (Freudian psychology)
- ISBN: 9781840462425