How Did We Get Hysteria So Wrong? A Freewheeling Tour Through 2,000 Years of Screwing Up

This post, originally published in 2019, is my summary of Hysteria history and why I think we are now poised to understand functional disorders more properly for the first time. It is the result of about a year spent combing through sources ranging from the Handbook on Clinical Neurology to scholarly work on ancient Greek gynecology (seriously) and early 20th century “war neuroses.” I would like to take a moment to thank the librarians and archivists who assisted with finding sources, or alternately, didn’t notice that I wasn’t really supposed to be there. Enjoy!

It’s All Connected, Man

Here’s a compilation of Twitter threads I’ve written on Functional Neurological Disorder. It’s always growing!

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