Mass hysteria revisited

  title={Mass hysteria revisited},
  author={Sivasankaran Balaratnasingam and Aleksandar Jan{\vc}a},
  journal={Current Opinion in Psychiatry},
Purpose of review Instances of mass psychogenic response have occurred throughout history, and across population groups; however, the present-day threat of terrorism and biological warfare is expected to enhance societal vulnerability to epidemics of such events. This paper provides a brief review of the current state of knowledge regarding the conceptualization, diagnosis, and management of mass psychogenic response. Recent findings Various terms are nowadays used to denote mass hysteria, such… 

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