pithiatism

pithiatism

An obsolete term that formerly dignified the elimination of signs of hysteria or conversion through suggestion or psychotherapy.
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There, Babinski was presented correctly as a representative of medical science whose aim was erasing hysteria by replacing it with a pithiatism that was curable by persuasive suggestion.
The fact that he considers pithiatism and over-simulation to be "notions" that merit a clarification is symptomatic.
By then, in Lacan's view, pithiatism condensed the medical profession's systematic disregard for psychic reality (Ecrits 64).