Scientific article

L'hystérie : une entité historique, un trouble psychiatrique ou une maladie neurologique ?

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 4, no. 156, p. 1151-1152,1154-1156
Publication date2008

It has been suggested that hysteria had waned and was an old-fashioned, stigmatizing and false concept, reflecting the incapacity of the medical community to establish a diagnosis in certain situations. Nowadays, however, those disturbances, now referred to as conversion or dissociative disorders, still remain a frequent and incapacitating condition that every clinician faces. These past decades, several studies have tried to better describe their clinical presentation and their neurobiological mechanisms, with the help of the development of new neuroimaging techniques. If the neurobiological correlates are now better understood, efficient treatments are still lacking and only a multidisciplinary (general practitioners, neurologists and psychiatrists) and individually-tailored therapy might be beneficial to the patients.

  • Brain/physiopathology
  • Conversion Disorder/physiopathology/psychology
  • Dissociative Disorders/physiopathology/psychology
  • Humans
  • Hysteria/ physiopathology/ psychology
Citation (ISO format)
AYBEK, S. et al. L’hystérie : une entité historique, un trouble psychiatrique ou une maladie neurologique ? In: Revue médicale suisse, 2008, vol. 4, n° 156, p. 1151–1152,1154–1156.
ISSN of the journal1660-9379

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