hysterogenic


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hys·ter·o·gen·ic

 (hĭs′tə-rō-jĕn′ĭk)
adj.
Inducing hysteria.

hysterogenic

(ˌhɪstərəˈdʒɛnɪk)
adj
inducing hysteria
[C20: from hysteria + -genic]
hysterogeny n
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1) During his lifelong studies on hysteria, Charcot conducted a thorough examination with each patient, managing to plot the distribution of these hysterogenic points on a body chart.
of Galen concerning the hysterogenic effect of retained sperm owing to unaccustomed sexual continence, [and are] all the more striking because Freud appeared totally unaware of the historical background and earlier humoral theories" (265).
In the hysterical scenario, her theatrical(ized) emotional crisis are paroxysmal symptoms, her winged hunchback walk is abnormal movement due to psychosomatic partial paralysis, her aerialiste balancing and somersaults are abnormal motor movements and convulsions, her wings are phantasmic bodily protuberances or hysterogenic zones, her recurring spreading of her (pseudo)wings is a hysterical conversion, a neurotic defense mechanism against repressed anxiety.