Mania, Hysteria and Gender in Lower Austria, 1891-1905

@article{Shorter1990ManiaHA,
  title={Mania, Hysteria and Gender in Lower Austria, 1891-1905},
  author={Edward Shorter},
  journal={History of Psychiatry},
  year={1990},
  volume={1},
  pages={3 - 31}
}
  • E. Shorter
  • Published 1 March 1990
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • History of Psychiatry
intersection of biology and culture. Some psychiatric diseases are genetically determined, and the push to illness is ultimately organic, coming from as yet unknown proteins coded by the genes. Others seem to arise from stress. But before illness becomes manifest in either case, the patient’s mind must produce symptoms. If an underlying organic depression, let us say, is to become clinically evident, the patient must first think depressed thoughts, or be unable to go to sleep, or lose the… 

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