Female hysteria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - water massage as treatment

Female hysteria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - water massage as treatment

Female hysteria was a once-common medical diagnosis, made exclusively in women. Its diagnosis was routine for many hundreds of years. 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. Its diagnosis was routine for many hundreds of years. 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".

"Hysteria". Awesome Film (Tanya Wexler, 2011), incredible it happened also in XX century.

"Hysteria". Awesome Film (Tanya Wexler, 2011), incredible it happened also in XX century.

Early 20th Century Vibrator by White Cross: In the early 20th century, vaginal stimulation with vibratory devices for the treatment of female hysteria was a common & lucrative part of many physicians’ office practices.

Early 20th Century Vibrator by White Cross: In the early 20th century, vaginal stimulation with vibratory devices for the treatment of female hysteria was a common & lucrative part of many physicians’ office practices.

Sears Ad 1918....Doctors prescribed this to women with hysteria!  Little did the Doc know that a good spankin' at home would have did the trick!!!

Sears Ad 1918....Doctors prescribed this to women with hysteria! Little did the Doc know that a good spankin' at home would have did the trick!!!

Female hysteria | the Victorian era

Female hysteria | the Victorian era

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