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hysterics

an attack of hysteria
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hysterics

[hi′ster·iks]
(psychology)
Attack of hysteria.
Extreme display of emotions.
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Is he wounded?--Is he dead?--Is he-- Ha, ha, ha!' Here the spinster aunt burst into fit number two, of hysteric laughter interspersed with screams.
"They won't let me...I can't be...good!" I managed to articulate; then I went to the sofa, fell on it face downwards, and sobbed on it for a quarter of an hour in genuine hysterics. She came close to me, put her arms round me and stayed motionless in that position.
I attribute my being still able to hold the curtain in the right position for looking and listening, entirely to suppressed hysterics. In suppressed hysterics, it is admitted, even by the doctors, that one must hold something.
The day the fleurs de lys were cut out of the medallions of the treasury, and the king laid down his arms, I thought our mistress would have had the hysterics on our account.
The Lacedemonian nation might have approved of it, but most modern dames would have gone into hysterics at the sight.
His fit of anger bordered upon hysterics. Presently he grew calmer but more maudlin.
I saw a Russian correspondent, a strong brutal-looking man, go off into hysterics; I saw another run amuck through the camp, shooting right and left, and, finally, blow his own brains out.
She could love, and hate, maybe have hysterics; and she could certainly be jealous, as she was jealous now, uttering her last sobs in his arms.
The hysteric reaction of Indian foulmouthed media is deplorable.
These advances have left the Houthi militias, in a shape of total defeat as they lost any chance to fight back, but through a hysteric shelling of densely populated areas, he concluded.
Nelly Arcan, author of Hysteric (originally written and published in French) will kill herself at the age of 36.
It describes the medical context in terms of the practice of castration in the treatment of hysteric women between 1878 and 1895, arguing that this happened to Eckstein and influenced Freud and his theorizing of psychoanalysis, and the theories and practice of Freud between 1895 and 1896 and his position against female castration as a cure for hysteric women, with discussion of the specimen dream of psychoanalysis, the dream of Irma's injection, and how Eckstein's childhood trauma of circumcision caused a psychic reaction in Freud that determined key aspects of his self-analysis and theorizing.