Mass hysteria revisited

  title={Mass hysteria revisited},
  author={S. Balaratnasingam and A. Janca},
  journal={Current Opinion in Psychiatry},
  • S. Balaratnasingam, A. Janca
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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