mass hysteria

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Synonyms for mass hysteria

a condition in which a large group of people exhibit the same state of violent mental agitation

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If police claim that it is a mass hysteria without having any substantial proof, we too have a belief that it is not like that.
Renato Alacida, village chief of San Pascual, said the mass hysteria happened around 9 a.
We followed up several possible theories and there is still no doubt in my mind that it was down to mass hysteria.
President of Colombia, President Juan Manuel Santos, said that it was probably just mass hysteria.
Mass Hysteria in Schools: A Worldwide History Since 1566
District 9 allows us to examine the distinctions between, and the overlaps among, the hysterically funny, hysterical anxiety, and mass hysteria not only as they pertain to a South African sensibility and setting but to an emerging, specifically South African, breed of science fiction.
The report comes on heels of labor restrictions being lifted across European Union for workers from the EU's two poorest nations, Bulgaria and Romania, and amid mass hysteria, particularly in the UK, that they will syphon the benefits system and commit crimes.
He said that they "show that this whole mass hysteria, which has been fanned out by some media outlets in the UK, has been purely politicallymotivated and that there is no reason to believe that the UK will be swarmed by waves of immigrants from Bulgaria".
THE mass hysteria by David Cameron over Romanians and Bulgarians coming here is almost reminiscent of another Conservative, namely Enoch Powell, in the 1960s with his "rivers of blood" speech when he urged his party to send Commonwealth immigrants - who were invited by his government to come to the mother country to do what were then regarded as menial jobs - to go back home.
His answers in interviews have left the door open for his candidacy, and he has done nothing to stop the mass hysteria surrounding the possibility.
Jones of Welshpool in the Daily Post, August 23 accuses Robat Idris of " misunderstanding the true facts about Fukushima Daiichi and nuclear power in General," and further contends that " the media have been caught up in mass hysteria in recent days over the leak of water from Fukushima Daiichi.
Or was it all just a case of mass hysteria, as some experts insist?
are in her Eventually, a total of 18 girls were affected, and experts decided they were suffering from mass hysteria, although their families refused to believe the diagnosis.
15 August 2012 a[euro]" US film producer Mass Hysteria Entertainment Company Inc (OTCBB:MHYS) said on Wednesday it had signed two non-binding memorandums of understanding (MoUs) to buy a real estate investment group along with an international air cargo business.
Inexplicable events of mass hysteria are fairly common among school children the world over, from Le Roy, New York to Kashasha, Tanzania, and are generally considered an expression of some strain or anxiety that finds no other outlet.