When I read about the attributions and explanations that come off the term hysteria, I observe that since the end of the average age, this word used until then designating individual expressions, of certain called phenomena hysterical, moves towards collective manifestations, in the form of massive dances and other expressions, characteristic of that one Europe. Logically, the interpretation that in that period of history, becomes of the hysteria, is in accordance with the ideas about supernatural and the magician, that reigns about the mental disease, generally, in those times. With the course of the centuries and the scientific researches, there has been an opening of the conceptions and therefore, of the terms, to be able to try to think the question, the preoccupation, mainly from century XVI to the XX, where the idea of a psychic determination is introduced. It was the hysteria, the one that put to the medicine in the limits of its knowledge. The hysteria caused to confusion and disagreement.
She creates and recreates unusual and one is diversified in its expression in all the medical pathology. In the strict field of Psychology and Psychiatry, the term is used, also to talk about to upheavals of conversion, dissociative states, peculiar personalities or collective manifestations determined and to even indicate to patients several that are annoying for the facultative one, denominating them fingidores or manipulating or, directly conflicting. In colloquial language, hysterical, also it is used to describe, talking about to all explosive manifestation of the conduct. To investigators, also attention called them, organization familiar and social of these people, where they have observed the control of the situation that they obtain, through his singular way to establish or to attempt against his personal relations, using, sometimes without knowing and others not as much, their symptoms to direct certain situations or to obtain some concessions. The scientific tradition, contributes documents that show a history of the conceptions about the hysteria, that date from the Egyptian papyruses and that they attest about the polymorphous manifestations of the hysteria. It is at least peculiar, that expression clinical, whose variety is so ample that it was gotten to resort in the attempt of explicarla- to theories on mysterious or supernatural forces operating in her, in the enigma that represents; and thus the specialists arrived, to attribute the disease, to an organic and apparently unique cause: a migratory uterus, that invades the set of the organism because of its dissatisfaction. Justifying of this way, a treatment ” lgico” , that it consisted of doing that movable organ, ” returns to its sine; natural”. The treatment, anticipated in its beginnings and thus established, consisted then, in assuring to the biological, corporal aspect, its food, that is to say, to deflate the sexual insatifaccin of the young people and, to grant pregnancy to the organ, advised the marriage, like solution to this evils. It was gotten to say, that if to have movement own it is an indicator of certain animated thing, everything what one moves by itself is of rank ” animal” and it was gotten to call thus, recognizing in him, own movements of suppression, of precipitation, very showy muscular contractions: they even can be so violent that often they cause the loss of other senses, with movements as if outside one lipotmia, sncope, an epilepsy or apoplexy and, of sometimes true semjanza of a death.