Female hysteria

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Petra Collins ’24-hour psycho'

petra collins reclaims running mascara and 'female hysteria' in raw new series, ’24-hour psycho'

Petra Collins, Untitled Hour Psycho), Digital C-print, 65 x 43 inches, edition of Courtesy of the artist and Ever Gold [Projects]

Female hysteria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

BB: Water massages as a treatment for hysteria (c. Women considered to be suffering from hysteria would sometimes undergo "pelvic massage" – manual stimulation of the genitals by the doctor until the patient experienced "hysterical paroxysm" (orgasm).

petra collins reclaims running mascara and 'female hysteria' in raw new series…

petra collins reclaims running mascara and 'female hysteria' in raw new series, ’24-hour psycho'

petra collins reclaims running mascara and 'female hysteria' in raw new series, psycho'

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Victorian ad showing doctor treating woman's "hysteria" by 'pelvic massage'. That always cures my 'hysteria' ⊙.

Hysteria was widely discussed in the medical literature of the 19th century. Women considered to be suffering from it exhibited a wide array of symptoms including faintness, nervousness, sexual desire, insomnia, fluid retention, heaviness in abdomen, muscle spasm, shortness of breath, irritability, loss of appetite for food or sex, and "a tendency to cause trouble".

Female hysteria was a once-common medical diagnosis, made exclusively in women, which is today no longer recognized by modern medical authorities as a medical disorder. Its diagnosis and treatment …

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