psychic contagion

psy·chic con·ta·gion

communication of a nervous disorder or lesser psychological symtoms by imitation, as in mass hysteria.
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Among the topics are rousing emotions in the description of contagious diseases in Modernism, contagionism and its consequences n Lasswitz and Wells, Thomas Mann's Doktor Faustus and a medical discourse on syphilis, spiritual epidemics and psychic contagion in the works of Gustav Meyrink, and different paradigms of cohabitation with parasites in a German narrative of contagion around 1930.