GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology Clinical and Abnormal Psychology-Causes and Development of Disorders Study Material (Page 19 of 29)

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Hysteria: Symptoms and Causes of Conversive Hysteria

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Symptoms of Conversive Hysteria

  • Inner disturbance
  • Involuntary and violent contractions of voluntary muscles
  • Distortion of speech
  • Stammering
  • Aphonia (loss of voice)
  • Loss of smell
  • Loss of hearing
  • Partial or complete loss of memory
  • Emotional excitement
  • Sense of inferiority
  • Sense of being defective
  • Emotional instability
  • Loss of intelligence

Causes of Conversive Hysteria

  • Suppressed conflicts
  • Personality
  • Hope of compensation
  • Guilt feeling
  • As a protection from unpleasant situation
  • Inability to retain lost social position
  • Weak-ego
  • Faulty discipline
  • Extroversion
  • Maladjustment
  • Challenging stress for long duration
  • Uncontrolled fantasies of childhood

Hysteria: Treatment of Conversive Hysteria and Dissociative Hysteria

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Treatment of Conversive Hysteria

Refer Therapeutic Approaches in topic list on the below mentioned therapies.

  • Use of drugs
  • Hypnosis
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Free association
  • Dream analysis
  • Suggestion
  • Encouraging change in life style
  • Eliminating stressful situation

Dissociative Hysteria

Dissociative Hysteria is a psychiatric disorder causing two or more distinct personalities to co-exist within an individual. Any one of these personalities may be the dominant personality at any particular time. The personalities may be quite different fr…

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