“Hysterical neurosis or conversion type” It is a state of mind, characterized by unmanageable emotional excesses. People who are "hysterical" often lose self-control due to an overwhelming fear of multiple past events that involved some sort of severe conflict
The following are some of the symptoms of Hysteria: The fear can be centered on : • Body part • Imagined problem with that body part • Disease • Body dysmorphic disorder • Hypochondriasis. Current theories and practices The dissociative disorders :dissociative amnesia, dissociative fugue, dissociative identity disorder, depersonalization disorder, and dissociative disorder Somatoform disorders: conversion disorder, somatization disorder, chronic pain disorder, hypochondriasis, and body dysmorphic disorder. In somatoform disorders, the patient exhibits physical symptoms such as low back pain or limb paralysis, without apparent physical cause.
Hysteria is subconscious mind's attempt to protect the patient from psychic stress. Subconscious motives include primary gain, in which the symptom directly relieves the stress (as when a patient coughs to release energy pent up from keeping a secret), and secondary gain, in which the symptom provides an independent advantage, such as staying home from a hated job. More recent critics have noted the possibility of tertiary gain, when a patient is induced subconsciously to display a symptom because of the desires of others (as when a controlling husband enjoys the docility of his sick wife). There need be no gain at all, however, in a hysterical symptom. A child playing hockey may fall and for several hours believe he is unable to move, because he has recently heard of a famous hockey player who fell and broke his neck. Thus it is not malingering or feigning but intensification of physical traits to satisfy the psychological stress. CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy is of much use. Homeopathy as special remedies for personality types and can be selected based on traits which helps patient improve nicely.