Hysterical psychosis: the cross-cultural evidence.

  title={Hysterical psychosis: the cross-cultural evidence.},
  author={L. L. Langness},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={124 2},
While the term "hysterical psychosis" appears to have been used in the literature on cross-cultural psychopathology partly because of nosological difficulties, the author feels that it may describe a widely distributed type of abnormal behavior. He believes the hysterical psychoses are particularly amenable to interdisciplinary research.