Hysteria is considered as uncontrollable outburst of emotion, fear, often characterized by irrationality, laughter, weeping, etc. It’s a condition where a person shows their psychological stress in physical ways. Hysteria is defined as the set of symptoms and physical behavior which are regulated by patient’s imagination without any specific underlying disease condition. These days Doctors have stopped using the term ‘hysteria’ to indicate a diagnostic category, replacing it with other defined categories, such as somatization disorder, which come under Dissociative and somatoform illnesses.It is considered both common and chronic in the female.The female hysteria which mostly occurs at the age of 14 to 25 years and it is appropriately can be manage by herbal remedies.
Introduction to Female Hysteria
Female hysteria was a common diagnosis once, often characterized by displaying a range of symptoms such as anxiety, fainting, breathlessness, irritability and such features. These people are considered to be highly attention seekers. They display exaggerated emotions.
Symptoms of Hysteria
- Severe pain in any of the body parts
- Feeling of suffocation
- Inappropriate laughing or crying without any reason
- Tendency to cause harm or trouble for other people
- Feeling of numbness
- Poor motor co-ordination
Causes of Female Hysteria
Hysteria is caused by mental conflicts, the person has been suffering. Causes include,
- Abuse of a person either physically or mentally
- Person disturbed because of disrupted family life
- It can be hereditary
- Excessive stress
- Person in the state of depression
- Any kind of prolonged illness
- Any sort of fear or phobia
- Person under trauma
- Sexual repression
Management of Female Hysteria
It’s not always necessary that a person with hysteria must not suffer with any underlying conditions, so it gains prime importance to screen the person for any condition.
Herbal Remedies for Hysteria
Planet Ayurveda offers following herbal remedies for the management of Hysteria in Ayurveda. These remedies are manufactured using best quality herbs and strictly following the principles of Ayurveda.
1. Brahmi Capsule
Brahmi capsules are made using standardized extracts of the herb Bacopa monnieri, it’s one of the best medicine for any condition related with mind and brain. Brahmi helps in rejuvenating mind and helps in boosting quality of consciousness, in turn helping in correcting the conditions such as anxiety, stress. It helps in soothing of brain cells and acts as Rasayana.
Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily after meals to be taken with plain water.
2. Naari Kalyan Churna
It’s an Ayurvedic formulation offered by Planet Ayurveda which is used in the management of Female hysteria. It has got Ashwagandha, Jatamansi, Brahmi and Shatavari which collectively helps in bringing out the harmony between mind and the body. It helps by calming the nerves, easing the conditions such as anxiety and stress.
Dosage: 1 teaspoon with plain water after meals, twice daily.
3. Ashwagandha Capsule
Ashwagandha capsule are herbal remedy prepared using extracts of the herb Withania somnifera. Ashwagandha is one of the best nervine tonics and brings about mental health. It is useful in managing the conditions such as debility, anxiety, stress, insomnia, nervousness which are seen in Hysteria.
Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.
4. Stress Support
Stress support is a capsule made from the extracts of the herbs Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Tagara (Valeriana wallichii) and Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri). This capsule has a combination of herbs which are highly helpful in management of stress and anxiety.
Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily after meals.
Psychotherapy Support in Managing Hysteria
Psychotherapy turns out to be very helpful and beneficial in managing the patient of hysteria. It helps patient to get rid of their troubling emotions by letting it out.
It is a type of psychotherapy which involves talking with a patient and the counselor. Here counselor tries to explore feelings, behavior and experiences of the patient, the aim being to help the patient to see things clearly and rationally, adding a different point of view and bring about a positive change.
Counseling is a type of psychotherapy which is a non-judgmental, unprejudiced, gradational advance that allows the patient to traverse into many facets of their lifeand feelings by speaking to counselor without any hesitation and prejudice.
Psychotherapy has a key role in management of hysterical illnesses by helping the patient to make progress in their life adding skills to maintain affable relations with the people.
Female hysteria is a psychosomatic condition which affects day to day activities, which can be managed easily with the help of herbal medications, psychotherapy and supportive therapy.