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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 217-224

Neurology Of Hysteria - A Historical Perspective

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Ambar Chakravarty

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The Present article summarises the changing concepts about hysteria from Egyptian papyrus to early 20th century. The contributions of early physicians including Charcot and his pupils in developing bedside clinical methods to differentiate organic disease from hysterical conversion have been highlighted. Various forms of therapy used over several centuries for this fascinating disorder is also discussed.

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