A question about Hysteria?
One of Freud’s theories was the theory of Hysteria.
“Hysteria, a psychoneurosis, in which unconscious emotional conflicts appear as severe mental dissociation or as physical symptoms (conversion reactions), is not dependent upon any known organic or structural pathology. The underlying anxiety is assumed to have been “converted” into a physical symptom.”
Quoted from this source.
Got me thinking about how this mainly influenced a lot of thought today. Meaning, positive thinking or negative thinking and how it can influence health. Some disagree and say thinking does not influence health? But in this instant, I am talking about possible conversions of say hysteria and a manifested symptom. These can be physical and organic, or thoughts, or mental health (dissociative). Have you experienced a symptom that had no real organic base, or came at a time where you were thinking a certain way?
An example would be, the mother in law came to say, and my husband lost his voice. Do you believe that on a deep unconscious level you can manifest physical symptoms? If so have you experienced this?