Hysteria (hystera, the Greek – uterus). Why such a strange name translated, if at this stage hysteria – a mental disorder that manifests a... Hysteria is a mental state

Hysteria (hystera, the Greek – uterus). Why such a strange name translated, if at this stage hysteria – a mental disorder that manifests a variety of mental disturbances, sensitivity to motor areas. What does the uterus, you may ask. To answer this question let’s look at the history of the name of this disease. Signs of hysteria was known in ancient times. Plato assumed that such a manifestation of the condition is a disease of the uterus and “wanderings” around the body. But in the 17th – 18th century began to recognize that disorders of the nervous system in no way tied to violations of the internal genital organs, as a manifestation of hysteria occur not only in women but also in men. And in the 19th century, finally abandoned the erroneous assumptions about the uterus. Theories about the research put forward by many scientists.

Manifestations characteristic of very suggestible people

There are four manifestations of hysteria:

  • hysterical fit;
  • hysterical psychoses (disorders of consciousness);
  • hysterical autonomic and sensory disorders;
  • hysterical character.

Hysterical paroxysm occurs on the background of suffering any feelings, resentment, grief etc. to Predict the onset of epileptic condition almost impossible, but a small signal can be seen in the form of podtachivaniya coma to her throat. Everything runs without loss of consciousness, however, many claimed not to remember or vaguely remember anything about the incident. A seizure can last an average of 15-30 minutes, maybe longer. The behavior of suffering from this problem manifests itself in jerky movements, crying, this may be loud, hysterical laughter, shouting not understandable words, unable to tear their garments, hair, bent as an arc, hitting the floor. But significant injuries on the body are absent or insignificant. In the dream, no seizures.

Hysterical psychosis (hysterical disorders of consciousness) associated with the traumatic situation. Psychosomatics of this phenomenon the following occur in the twilight state, sleepwalking (somnambulism), which are accompanied by hallucinations, delusions, anxiety, fear. The laughter, the crying, the shouting, the confusion – all this may occur alternately or as a separate fragment. This condition can last for several hours or even days, in rare cases, weeks. Total amnesia no, but possible partial. A change of consciousness is the so-called multiple personality disorder, when the patient begins to live in a special “second” state that only he understands. It was observed that the behavior of patients when they start to automatically fulfill any orders (complete submission). Perhaps a state of complete stupor (a state of lethargy, with immobility), refusal to eat.

Hysterical sensorimotor and autonomic disorders are manifested in the inability to stand or walk, despite the fact that the strength and coordination of the limbs is retained in full in the supine position. Hysterical hyperkinesis appear to jitter. A sharp sweeping movements emerge suddenly and disappear under the influence of psychotherapy. Often there is visual disturbances, speech in stuttering sometimes dumbness, or deaf-mutism. The possible appearance of regurgitation, vomiting, coughing, shortness of breath, spasms of the intestine.

Hysterical character. This syndrome is inherent faceted personalities with great sensitiveness, selfishness, pride. The desire to draw the attention of others and the lack of objective truth in relation to yourself and to others – a typical phenomena

Treatment is aimed at changing personality traits with the help of psychotherapy. There are three main types of treatment:

  • craniosacral therapy;
  • cakranegara therapy;
  • the rate of correction of psychosomatic disorders.

As a rule osteopath combines these techniques depending on the individually painted methods of treatment for each patient. After a few sessions, leaving symptoms, restores the psycho-emotional state of the patient. Further therapy is aimed not at eliminating the effects of, and on the removal of the initial causes of the disease, and reviews patients only confirm its successful use.

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