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Thursday, 29 October 2015

120th Anniversary of Freud's studies on hysteria

To mark the 120th anniversary of Sigmund Freud's first book - Studies on Hysteria - academic
Freud Museum, Hampstead - London
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. 

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

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