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Freud (1865-1939) - Major psychological illness in 19th century: women suffering from hysteria - Why? - Women had no rights. - Not allowed to receive education, use libraries, etc. - Husbands had all the money. - Wife beating and abuse was considered honorable, necessary, etc. - The entire legal system was in favor of the man against the woman. - Girl was raised as slave. - Passed on as slave when married. - No escape. - Complete powerlessness from birth to death. Hysteria (Symptoms) - heightened excitability - violent mood swings - depression - phobias - also, many severe physical problems: - paralysis of the arms, hands, jaw - blindness - In modern times, hysteria is called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
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Unformatted text preview: - The long term severe stress that follows trauma- These women's symptoms are exactly the same as those of soldiers returning from war- No one in the 19th century knew that trauma was the issue.- For example: Charcot (French neurologist at large hospital/asylum in Paris)- Gave world famous lectures on effects of hypnotism on hysteria- Used hypnotic suggestion (instructions under hypnotism) to remove patient's symptoms- Freud, as a young man, visiting Paris, saw Charcot's demonstrations; much impressed.- Charcot not interested in the cause of hysteria, only in fame, and altering the condition using hypnotic suggestion....
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2012 for the course EDA 158 taught by Professor Lawson during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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