Briquet's Concept of Hysteria: An Historical Perspective

@article{Mai1981BriquetsCO,
  title={Briquet's Concept of Hysteria: An Historical Perspective},
  author={François M. Mai and Harold Merskey},
  journal={The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry},
  year={1981},
  volume={26},
  pages={57 - 63}
}
  • F. Mai, H. Merskey
  • Published 1981
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
Paul Briquet's Traité de l'Hystérie was published in 1859 and is a comprehensive clinical and epidemiological study of 430 patients with hysteria. It was widely known and quoted in its time, but was submerged by the rise of the psychoanalytic concept of hysteria at the end of the 19th century. Briquet's work was resurrected in 1971 with the recommendation that the term Briquet's Syndrome be used for certain forms of hysteria. This paper translates into English those sections of his monograph… Expand
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