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In the beginning was Hippocrates the Father of Medicine who freed the emerging science from the chains of superstition introduced empirical observation and the bedside manner and both identified and named hysteria Gilman 1993 3 Hippocrates lived in ancient Greece from 460 BCE to 377 BCE the first known person to study hysterical actions believed as did the proceding Greeks and Romans that hysteria was strictly a female problem and in many cases almost any problem a female had was considered hysteria Gilman 1993 4 This view was believed for an extensive period of time but as Appignanesi asserts many other things that were once believed to be true are proven false later ie the earth is the center of the universe Copernicus 1473-1543 God did not create man instead we evolved from apes Darwin 1809-1882 100 This holds true for the concept of hysteria being strictly a female problem Hysteria as we know it today at least is where specific memories feelings perceptions are taken from the conscious to the unsub-conscious and are unable to be recalled voluntarily Furthermore they are able to affect the persons behavior in a variety of ways from phobias to paralysis Almost any organ or part of the body can be the scapegoat for the hysteric Hysteria usually comes from feelings or memories which are particularly unpleasant for one reason or another Freud would argue that more often then not if not always hysteria is related to sex or sexuality If there was one person to name as the father of the modern view of hysteria it would hands down be Sigmund Freud His analyses of hysterical persons has defined everything from the process of diving into the unsub-conscious mind to retrieve the root of the problem to connecting the problem to the symptoms of hysteria One of most widely known case studies is that of a young lady whom Freud has given the alias of Dora
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