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Hysteria Treatment

Hysteria is one of the group of ailments called psychoneuroses. They are all conditions of disordered personality produced by difficulties of adjustment to life, by a poor environment, as for instance alcoholic and hysterical parents, by some shock or disappointment, or by a severe illness which often leaves a person weak and exhausted physically and mentally.

Most people who are recovering from a severe illness are happy and thankful for being out of danger, and are hopeful for the future; not so the neurotic. He will bear a grudge against the doctor or a nurse, against relatives and friends. Just leave it to him and he will find ground for complaints and grudges which will burn into his sick bones.
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The hysteric is even worse because he will feign new illnesses, make himself more helpless than he really is, seek everybody's sympathy, and even mislead his doctor who wishes to help him get well quickly. This is poor personality adjustment carried to the point of self-destruction.

This is the chief characteristic of hysteria: The hysteric is not a satisfied, grateful and adjustable person.Instead of being satisfied with his lot, instead of being obliging, courageous and promising in the face of difficulties, he will come up with a display of affected physical and mental symptoms which he knows well, all the while to be unreal and untrue.

And this game played by the hysteric is in high chips, and the display is in grand opera fashion—all because of an unwillingness to put up with the vicissitudes of life as we all do. What is worse, the hysteric not only makes life miserable for himself but also for all those around him.

By now you will guess what my opinion of the hysteric is. The Freud followers attribute it to some sex difficulty or repression, as usual, for which they will go searching until kingdom come.

But, in reality, the hysterical man or woman is a selfish, greedy, and in a sense an unethical and amoral individual, who cannot rise above personal failures and disappointments, and will not resort to normal adjustment and emotional outlets. He will rather inflict punishment on himself and others.

And the hysteric brings plenty of suffering on himself, even though he starts it as a game and drama. Hysteria may simulate any disease on the medical calendar. Because the hysteric is a great imitator and because he is also very much subject to suggestiveness. Any person he knows suffering from a disease may serve him as a reminder and any memory or situation may be an ominous suggestion, which will precipitate an attack.

The symptoms may be weakness, fainting, feeling a choking lump in the throat tremors and shivers, spasms and contractions of muscles and stiffness of joints belching, hiccuping, heavy breathing spells of laughing and crying, subconscious states, numbness, blindness, delirium, paralysis and distortions of different parts of the body and convulsions.

All such symptoms start as make-believe but in the end lead to real pathological conditions. Hysteria affects mostly the female of the species, but the male is not entirely free of it

The treatment of most value is the reawakening in the patient of an ethical end moral sense of values about life and a turning away of the mind from centering on oneself to outside interests-occupational, artistic, humanitarian, and interest in nature generally. The mental and moral re-education is most important in all diseases, physical or mental.

An attack may often be broken up by the sudden dash of cold water on the face of the patient, by not making any fuss and alarm about his or her condition, and by disregarding it entirely. When they cannot get sympathy, they sometimes get over their hysteria. In some cases, the suggestion of calling an ambulance or the emergency squad straightens a hysterical patient out rather quickly.

In a chronic case, however, more careful handling is needed. It may be necessary to remove the patient from an unfavorable, irritating and unhealthy environment to a place of quiet and peace where the patient can lead a regular and hygienic mode of life. But it must be supplemented, or rather the greatest emphasis must be placed on re-education

as stated above. It is true that some cases of hysteria do not proceed entirely from the patient's failings but also from some-one else in the patient's environment; however, even in such cases the strengthening of the patient's moral fiber will help a great deal.

Hysterical outbursts in children should be regarded as a condition requiring medical attention. Surely parents or teachers should not mete out any corporal punishment to a nervous child. The condition should get a thorough investigation as to the cause of the child's nervousness.

The child may not be getting enough sleep, or he may be on a poor diet and living in an unhygienic environment. He may also be forced to do school work beyond his physical and mental capacity, canning him great fatigue and mental instability.

Some children get nervous and hysterical and break out into fits of crying because of inability to adjust themselves on account of being over-shy, self-conscious or possessed of fears and superstitions.

Parents and teachers should take all these facts into consideration and give the child personal sympathy, guidance, training and relief from his difficulties.

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