Both neurasthenia and hysteria are considered quaint antiquated terms in
medical circles. Hysteria is sometimes used in a very limited way to
describe disassociation in personality formation, neurasthenia not at all.
Neither one has anything to do with battle fatigue or PTSD, which are in
turn, two different things.
on 9/28/02 10:26 AM, Nancy Gish at [log in to unmask] wrote:
> "Shell Shock" is what they called hysteria and we
> would probably call post-traumatic stress disorder. In any case, there was
> a very extensive literature on it that actually goes back a couple of
> thousand years to ancient Egypt. Vittoz specifically wrote on