Hysteria

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Hysteria is undoubtedly the first mental disorder attributable to women, accurately described in the second millennium BC, and until Freud considered it an exclusively female disease. Over 4000 years of history, this disease was considered from two perspectives: scientific and demonological. It was cured with herbs, sex, or sexual abstinence, … (read more)

Hysteria is undoubtedly the first mental disorder attributable to women, accurately described in the second millennium BC, and until Freud considered it an exclusively female disease. Over 4000 years of history, this disease was considered from two perspectives: scientific and demonological. It was cured with herbs, sex, or sexual abstinence, punished and purified with fire for its association with sorcery, and finally, clinically studied as a disease and treated with innovative therapies.

Later on, they use to lock women in rooms to 'cure' their madness. Most of the time men and families would leave the woman behind and never return. A lot of the time this cure would actually lead to women becoming mad. They could not do anything but stare at a vacant wall.

A book was written about this called 'The Yellow Wallpaper' goes into detail about how a woman suffers postpartum depression and how her husband deals with it in the 19th-century era. Also, a movie called 'The Snake Pit' was also made to represent this.

women's hysteria was later found out to be related to hormonal issues and had nothing to really do with actual madness.

This piece is to represents how mental illness can be perceived and not understood.

Other pieces I've done for this series are: https://makersplace.com/torstens/contemplation-1-of-1-73819/ and https://makersplace.com/alexnovosad/dissociate-1-of-1-73977/


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Acid Button
2021/08/15

So beautiful 🖤

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VΞRTIGO
2021/07/28

Lovely work!

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Chissweetart
(creator)
2021/07/28

Thank you, VERTIGO :)

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hairofmedusa
2021/07/28

ah, i love the beauty in this mess. I appreciate your choice of black and white. It dramatizes the current situation very well... congratulations

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Chissweetart
(creator)
2021/07/28

Thank you so much darling

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PsyBot
2021/07/28

Wow🔥😍

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Chissweetart
(creator)
2021/07/28

:)

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x10d
2021/07/27

fabulous artwork.

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Chissweetart
(creator)
2021/07/27

Thank you!

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Shivam Kala
2021/07/27

So beautiful

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Chissweetart
(creator)
2021/07/27

Thank you!!!

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Wonderful!

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Chissweetart
(creator)
2021/07/27

Thank you, Nikolina :)

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Shivansh Rawat
2021/07/27

Beautiful piece ❤

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Chissweetart
(creator)
2021/07/27

Thank you, darling <3

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