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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

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RAMOS GARCIA, Javier. Upon waking, hysteria was still there: globus hystericus in hypermodernity and a psychotherapy case report. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2014, vol.34, n.123, pp.589-595. ISSN 2340-2733.

Hysteria, immortal and elusive, has since forever tended to insurrection against the stablished order, specially when contemporary nosographies have tried to ignore and throw it out. Shooting and protean, it has shown the ability to evolve and adapt itself to changing cultural settings throughout history. Thus, it is strange that in liquid modernity, in which fibromyalgia reigns, severe attacks "à la Salpêtrière" happen. Nevertheless, delicious oldfashioned syndromes like globus hystericus show up in clinical settings, and they provoke psychotherapeutic approaches like the one described bellow.

Keywords : Hysteria; conversion; globus hystericus; psychotherapy.

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