History of Hysteria

Hysteria was known as the ‘widow’s disease’ as it was thought that women also had semen and that if it wasn’t released through sex it would turn venomous inside their wombs and poison them. Treatments for female hysteria included the vibrator, pelvic massage, blasting a woman on her abdomen with jets of water, and smelling salts.

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A World of Syndromes

For most of us the worst thing about going on holiday is worrying about getting lost, or running out of money, but for some who suffer from a travel syndrome, holiday anxiety is take to a whole new level. Join Colleen and Philippa as they discuss Paris Syndrome, Stendhal Syndrome, and Jerusalem Syndrome.

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