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Major Symptoms of Hysteria

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Major Symptoms of Hysteria by Pierre Janet is a groundbreaking and insightful exploration of the psychological disorder known as hysteria. Janet delves deep into the various symptoms and manifestations of this condition, shedding light on its origins and potential treatments.

One of the most compelling aspects of Janet's book is his meticulous attention to detail in describing the different ways in which hysteria can present itself in individuals. From physical symptoms such as paralysis and tremors to emotional manifestations like dissociation and memory loss, Janet provides a comprehensive overview of the wide-ranging effects of this disorder.

Furthermore, Janet's expertise in the field of psychology shines through in his analysis of the underlying causes of hysteria. He unpacks the complex interplay of psychological, social, and environmental factors that can contribute to the development of this condition, offering valuable insights for both clinicians and researchers.

Overall, Major Symptoms of Hysteria is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding and addressing this often misunderstood disorder. Janet's nuanced approach to the subject matter and wealth of knowledge make this book an invaluable resource for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of hysteria and its impact on individuals' lives.

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In this series of lectures delivered in English by the author while visiting the USA, Janet summarises the cutting edge perspective on the various forms of hysteria. The syndromes include generalised amnesic states and conversion disorders, and show Janet's highly influential views regarding the fundamental role of dissociation. The lectures provide an insight into the development of this area of psychiatry out of the neurological field of the nineteenth century, with Janet dropping some famous names from the history of medicine.

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