epidemic hysteria


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epidemic hysteria

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He described the adverse reaction of parents as a case of epidemic hysteria. Epidemic hysteria is defined as a constellation of symptoms suggestive of organic illness that occurs between two or more people who share belief related to the symptoms.
Epidemic hysteria: a review of the published literature.
The plentiful scholarship on mass hysteria habitually uses the language of epidemics and outbreaks, emphasizing the way mass hysteria (also known as epidemic hysteria and mass psychogenic illness) mimics viral contagions or other infectious or transmissible diseases.

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