Hysteria is a term used to describe emotional excess, but it was also once a common medical diagnosis. In layman’s terms, hysteria is often used to describe emotionally charged behavior that seems excessive and out of control.


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Wiki Number: W102
Diagnosis: Hysteria
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Symptoms: temporary ungovernable emotional excess;
Progression: despite a long and colorful history, hysteria is no longer consider an appropriate medical/mental diagnosis.


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  • MeCP2 duplication causes hyperandrogenism by upregulating LHCGR and downregulating RORα
    by Yu-Meng Wang on October 26, 2021

    Duplication of MECP2 (methyl-CpG-binding protein 2) gene causes a serious neurological and developmental disorder called MECP2 duplication syndrome (MDS), which is usually found in males. A previous clinical study reported that MDS patient has precocious puberty with hyperandrogenism, suggesting increased MeCP2 may cause male hyperandrogenism. Here we use an MDS mouse model and confirm that MECP2 duplication significantly upregulates androgen levels. We show for the first time that MeCP2 is...

  • Using evidence-based psychotherapy to tailor treatment for patients with functional neurological disorders
    by Lorna Myers on October 25, 2021

    Functional neurological disorder (FND) frequently presents with comorbid psychopathology (e.g., anxiety, depressive, post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), somatic symptom and pain syndromes, and dissociative and personality disorders). It can become chronic and lead to unemployment and disability for many patients. Psychosocial factors play an important role in the onset and perpetuation of symptoms. Consequently, psychotherapy is recommended for the treatment of FND in general, and especially...

  • The complex presentation of carcinomatous meningitis
    by Boglárka Orbán-Szigeti on October 24, 2021

    Összefoglaló. Az emlőtumor miatt kezelt, majd gondozott beteget - több tünetmentes év után - fejfájás, szédülés, ataxia, megváltozott, furcsa viselkedés, emlékezetzavar és dezorientáció miatt neurológiai, majd belgyógyászati osztályokon vizsgálták. Az alapos kivizsgálás ellenére a tüneteit magyarázó organikus eltérést nem igazoltak, ugyanakkor már a kezdetektől felmerült a szomatizációs tünetképzés lehetősége, ezért pszichiátriai osztályos felvételére került sor. Az elvégzett vizsgálatok,...

  • MicroRNAs in the Onset of Schizophrenia
    by Kristen T Thomas on October 23, 2021

    Mounting evidence implicates microRNAs (miRNAs) in the pathology of schizophrenia. These small noncoding RNAs bind to mRNAs containing complementary sequences and promote their degradation and/or inhibit protein synthesis. A single miRNA may have hundreds of targets, and miRNA targets are overrepresented among schizophrenia-risk genes. Although schizophrenia is a neurodevelopmental disorder, symptoms usually do not appear until adolescence, and most patients do not receive a schizophrenia...