hysterics


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hysterics

 [his-ter´iks]
popular term for an uncontrollable emotional outburst.

hys·ter·ics

(his-ter'iks), Negative or pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
An expression of emotion often accompanied by crying, laughing, and screaming.

hys·ter·ics

(his-ter'iks)
An expression of emotion accompanied often by crying, laughing, and screaming.

hys·ter·ics

(his-ter'iks) Negative or pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
An expression of emotion often accompanied by crying, laughing, and screaming.
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Suggestion and simulation became synonyms for Babinski, who considered that hysterics were either primitive people susceptible to suggestion or simple malingerers.
Gorgon, lost hysteric. Marsupial men in blue tiaras.
Weir Mitchell in 1881, lightly putting his quite serious judgment that womanhood itself is a pathological condition (Diseases 3).(1) Indeed, according to both popular and scientific assessment in fin-de-siecle America, the hysteric typified modern womanhood; she was, as Carroll Smith-Rosenberg points out, "characteristically female .
Those theorists, on the other hand, who argued for a psychical etiology seemed to concern themselves principally, or solely, with female hysterics, as did Freud once he entered the debate over the nature of hysteria.
While Gherovici's essay contemplates how hysteria's invisibilities are symptomatic of its repression and suggestive of its eventual return in different forms and locations, Devereux's focus is on the conscious efforts of second wave feminists to recuperate hysteria and its hysterics from those silences and invisibilities perpetuated by the patriarchal legacy of psychoanalysis.
"Every morning, she rushes out, sees the garden and has hysterics. She has been crying herself to sleep, asking, 'Daddy, why have the bad men taken my toys?' How can I explain it?" Unemployed Colin and wife Laura, 20, had asked for two old sofas to be uplifted by the council.
The comedian had me and 20 people in hysterics while trying to have a wee.
"Leslie May but he didn't" he said, which had my school mates in hysterics.
Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles were reportedly in hysterics a year ago due to a controversial book written against the royals.