To mark the 120th anniversary of Sigmund Freud's first book - Studies on Hysteria - academic
psychiatrist Dr Tim Nicholson held a public understanding event at the Freud museum, Freud's old London house in Hampstead. The book both launched Freud's career and the field of psychoanalysis.
|Freud Museum, Hampstead - London|
Hysteria, the subject of Dr Nicholson's research, is now known as a conversion disorder or a functional neurological disorder. Although both common and severe, hysteria remains highly stigmatised and widely misunderstood.
You can find out more about Freud's role in hysteria and subsequent developments by viewing a trio of YouTube videos from the event:
- a talk explaining what hysteria is
- a talk on what Freud discussed in his book 'Studies on Hysteria'
- a debate on the subject by a panel of world experts discussing whether the book is still relevant today