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".

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.

"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.

The prescription for female hysteria was usually a good spot of doctor administered vaginal massage until the woman achieved "hysterical paroxysm."

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The prescription for female hysteria was usually a good spot of doctor administered vaginal massage until the woman achieved "hysterical paroxysm."

Treatment for a "wandering womb". No wonder there was female hysteria! Pesquisa Google

Treatment for a "wandering womb". No wonder there was female hysteria! Pesquisa Google

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