Hysteria & Hysterical fall under Paranormal Psychology because of the supernatural occurrences and “para-terrorist’s” use of supernatural means that induce the use of the term.
The modern word “hysteria” comes from the Greek “hystera” meaning uterus. The term hysteria in psychology, commonly conversion disorder has been used for over 2000 years. Psychology and Psychiatry state that hysteria is a feature of hysterical disorders.
Austrian Psychiatrist Sigmund Freud concluded, hysterical systems symbolic representations of a repressed unconscious event, accompanied by strong emotions that could not be adequately expressed or discharged at the time, accompanied by strong effect associated with the event diverted into the wrong somatic channels (conversion) and the physical symptom resulted.
Psychoanalysis considers “hysteria” a personality type and a cluster of psychoneurotic symptoms. Hysteria is also associated with supernatural explanations- demonical possession and witchcraft.
For Paranormal Psychology, Hysteria is no longer considered primarily female because of the supernatural explanations that may also be considered forms of “Psychic Ability”.
- Theorist Tres Mali Scott from Paranormal Psychology defines “hysteria” as the ability to feel supernatural, demonic, or satanic occurrences, without the acting out behavior (appropriately reporting physical symptoms is not acting out). The Theory of Para-terrorism would call this the ability to identify use of witches (three-world country term) or biological warfare. The theorist Tres Mali Scott from Paranormal Psychology defines
- “hysterical” as an acting out behavior, as a result of the occurrences.