Collective hysteria: an epidemic of the mind?

The explosion expansion of the deadly dance between members of the same society, where dominated by men suddenly fear the esophagus of the loss of their genitals, and they have mysterious symptoms adolescents after watching an episodeĀ keto lux of Mslzlem favorite television show – all these are examples of what we often refer to as “collective hysteria”.
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What is mass hysteria and how do they appear? We are investigating
“We danced together, without stopping, for hours or days, and in the wild delirium, the dancers collapsed and fell to the floor exhausted, and they moan and sigh as if they were in a state of death.” When he recovered, he resumed […] Astvhalhm movements “.

This is a description of the epidemic “plague dance” or “fashionable dance”, presented by Benjamin Lee Gordon in medicine in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

These events were spontaneous eruptions of uncontrollable dance movements, which seized people in societies throughout Europe in the Middle Ages.

Often, those affected can not stop dancing until they are exhausted and exhausted until they die. These events are often cited as some of the earliest known examples of what will be termed “mass hysteria.”

Collective hysteria are the words that are often used inaccurately to refer to anything from bow to whims of the way to participate in the riots and delirium that has become a flexible concept, synonymous with anything with a negative connotation that implies the participation of a large group of people.

However, despite being sometimes contradictory concept is true and useful, but mass hysteria – the most restrictive sense – live at the intersection of psychology and sociology.

As such, some have received careful attention from specialists over the years.

What is mass hysteria?
In order to provide a clearer definition of collective hysteria, to clarify case of a possible clinical benefit, and far from any negative connotation is not appropriate, the researchers advise, in fact, refer to this phenomenon as “a behavior Hosaia collective “.

The specialists who were interested in this phenomenon say that it is a kind of “mental illness” – a condition that begins in the mind, not in the body. However, the physiological symptoms are often not false but very real.

Collective hysteria is also described as “conversion disorder”, when a person is suffering from the symptoms of the physiological affects the nervous system in the absence of a material cause of the disease, which may appear as a reaction to psychological distress.

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