Hysterical neurosis - Definition

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Definition


Hysteria is a mental disorder. It used to be called a hysterical neurosis. Today, hysterical or histrionic personality is differentiated from the symptoms that were generally presented in this neurosis. Hysterical personality mainly concerns women who, in a rather theatrical way, try to seduce another, often egocentric and with some fluctuation of these emotions, and an intolerance of rejection. Moreover, the hysterical person often describes symptoms without a disorder that explains the symptom identified. This can be a variety of pain, sensory disturbances ... these are now called somatoform disorders.

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