hysterical neurosis

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Synonyms for hysterical neurosis

neurotic disorder characterized by violent emotional outbreaks and disturbances of sensory and motor functions

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In the 1968 revision of DSM-II, conversion reaction was renamed hysterical neurosis: conversion type.
In hysterical neurosis this refusal of the body to follow Master signifiers manifests itself in symptoms like anesthesia, paralysis, and tics--disorders which Freud discovered derive not from neurological dysfunctions but, rather, from representations of the body being caught in conflicts between ideals and desire (66).
Interestingly, hysteria has had a tenacious if not consistently named presence in the DSM's history; four of the five DSM editions use the language of "conversion" to depict hysteria (DSM I in 1952, DSM III in 1980, DSM IV in 1994, DSM IV-TR in 2000, DSM V in 2013) with the exception to this pattern being the DSM II (1968) which uses the language of "hysterical neurosis"
Micale's Hysterical Men: The Hidden History of Male Nervous Illness (Harvard up, 1998) in which the author discusses Freud's five-year treatment of "Herr E." for hysterical neurosis, a case that Freud, strangely, never published.