Psychiatry Series: Mass Hysteria
Dr Philip George, Consultant Psychiatrist
Last month, a school was temporarily shut down amid a case of mass hysteria. Possessed by spirits? The wandering uterus? Since ancient times, many cultures offered explanations to the medical curiosity. But why does it seem to affect mainly females? And what does modern medicine actually know about this intriguing phenomenon? Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Philip George, unravels the mystery.
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