hysterics


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hysterics

an attack of hysteria

hysterics

[hi′ster·iks]
(psychology)
Attack of hysteria.
Extreme display of emotions.
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The Salpetriere hysterics were coerced to pose for Charcot or face exile to the general asylum, where conditions were significantly harsher, while for performers such as Apple, who are deemed "unstable" by the court of popular opinion (as hostilely misogynist as that is), the conditions under which they acquiesce--or don't--to the use of their likenesses are far more ambiguous.
Nicknamed the "Caesar of the Salpetriere," the "Napoleon of Neuroses," Char cot at first had little interest in hysteria, which he deemed an illness for family doctors or alienists; it was only when the hospital was restructured that he took on the hysterics.
Sigmund Freud visited the Salpetriere and attended Charcot's clinical demonstrations, later developing his theories of the unconscious, the libido, and transference through his own work with hysterics in Vienna.
Summary: Britain's Got Talent judges are left in hysterics by the Chippendoubles in the latest show.
The dancers of Taiwanese choreographer Shu-Yi Chou delighted the audience at Sadler's Wells in January with their zany hysterics in [1875] Ravel and Bolero.
She then burst into tears and ran into the house in hysterics, telling housemates: "I have cancer".
17 and announced that "to avoid more hysterics," he wanted to shift the money to science and computer labs in schools in Ouachita Parish.
Prominent among the hysterics was Our Own Stevie, the well-known anti-genocide activist, who has also condemned Hamas and Hezbollah as "genocidal.
She loves her mother dearly and can't understand how she can put up with the nearly constant hysterics, and verbal abuse emanating from her new husband, Cassie's stepfather.
The Detroit-born Tomlin paid comic tribute to her parents, whose endlessly mundane discussions about cake icing sent adolescent Lily into screaming hysterics off.