The Strange (But True) History of Hysteria

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    Doctors once believed that the uterus would just start wandering around your body, leading to "hysteria." Spoiler Alert: That's not a thing! Isn't it great to be alive... now?
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belovedchaos1
belovedchaos1

Ohh thank goodness...and here I thought I was going crazy. Ha ha ha

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Guest Informant
Guest Informant

This is happening with autism.

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qiaomei zhang
qiaomei zhang

BeCaUsE ThAt Is ToTaLlY hOw It WoRkS

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[GD] Hali
[GD] Hali

*3:35* Well.. now we know where that came from.

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Alyssa Weaver Nelson
Alyssa Weaver Nelson

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

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Herbert Miller
Herbert Miller

Next time I disagree with my girlfriend I'm going to say "Get your uterus back in place." I bet you that will work out well.

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Bessorah Rubenstein-Vered
Bessorah Rubenstein-Vered

Funny story: Many women with endometriosis used to be diagnosed with Hysteria, and endometriosis is sort of like having your uterus wandering around, except it's only the lining and we don't really know now how it happens.

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Robot Zombie
Robot Zombie

Didnt doctors masturbated female patients against their will?

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Joyce Chen
Joyce Chen

it's the *hysteri* of hysteria

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Dan
Dan

In defense of the doctors of that time, it doesn't seem that far fetched to think that the uterus can extend to higher reaches of the torso. When a woman is in the later stages of pregnancy, the uterus does stretch to be quite large to contain the unborn infant. It seems reasonable to think that it could reach at least that far, if not further when there's not a human growing in there. I'm doubtful that they thought it detached and wandered about on its own, so much as it stretched up and interfered with other organs. Obviously, we now know that the uterus doesn't really do that, but the idea isn't as ridiculous as this video makes it out to be. Sometimes the human body does some pretty strange things.

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Moribund Murdoch
Moribund Murdoch

tarassis - The male equivlant of hysteria (which technically only applied to women)

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That Random Rabbit
That Random Rabbit

This is so funny

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Barbara Ann Baugh
Barbara Ann Baugh

Those symptoms sound a lot like PMS strange they never thought of chocolate :)

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WorldReligion
WorldReligion

I enjoyed your video but I think you should've been more honest about the sexual assaults and rapes that happened on women when men said they were sick for no reason other than maybe they weren't feeling well or they had a mental issue to deal with

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the night hAunter war/russian/aidan/doctor/doyle
the night hAunter war/russian/aidan/doctor/doyle

this videos hilarious.

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Teri Yama
Teri Yama

I just think of Def Leppard and I’m happy

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Zenny Abanales
Zenny Abanales

What's with the ancient hatred of the uterus? It's not like we went around blaming the testicles for wandering around your groin area causing health problems, then suggest that the only way to solve it was for men to get laid often. People back then were strange.

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Tori Green
Tori Green

If only my doctors didn’t dismiss my symptoms as if they still believe in hysteria now...

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Pressity Smith
Pressity Smith

WTF?! That was JUST removed from the DSM in 1980?!

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Cleaner White
Cleaner White

that uterus in the thumbnail kinda look like Pink Panther

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Lady Alteria
Lady Alteria

Oh Freud and your sex lol

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Mama Val Promise
Mama Val Promise

Hey! Endometriosis *is* a thing! Look it up!

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Electro-Cute
Electro-Cute

Wandering uterus made me dumber, oh gees @~@'

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MORSMORDRE
MORSMORDRE

So basically, PMS has plagued us for thousands of years. 😕

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Marceliaan
Marceliaan

Women can move their uterus back in place by twerking. It's a proven fact.

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nikko marino
nikko marino

Man: My leg hurts. Doctor: You're ankle is sprained. Woman: My leg hurts. Doctor: Your uterus is wandering because you don't have enough sex. 😕

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Joy De
Joy De

'Wandering uterus' must be metaphorical.. not literal..

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Brittney Burns
Brittney Burns

Wandering uterus has made my day lol

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Piano With Corey
Piano With Corey

It’s crazy that we’re going to look back at our current medical diagnoses and treatments in a couple hundred years and be shaking our heads just the same!

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pisceanrat
pisceanrat

Bring back the goatee

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Kayla C.
Kayla C.

Hysteria was in the DSM until 1980?? Yikes.

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Geneva Yaeno
Geneva Yaeno

No wonder women's reproductve health still isn't well researched, look at how far behind we were only less than 100 years ago

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Geneva Yaeno
Geneva Yaeno

On top of that, women are too often not taken seriously by their doctors, making it even more difficult for us to make progress

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Eyes of Supreme
Eyes of Supreme

the hell...?

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harringaj
harringaj

The same Greek base is why we call removing the uterus hysterectomy

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collegeman1988
collegeman1988

Decades ago, I took a course in abnormal psychology, and the psychology professor lectured about this in a part of a presentation she gave on prevailing zeitgeists of the past. She also told us they would use smoldering dung to keep a woman’s uterus from wandering.

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1-Minute Medical Terminology
1-Minute Medical Terminology

Guess it will take another century or two for "uterectomy" to replace "hysterectomy" as a household word! 😉

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Jessalyn
Jessalyn

There should be a follow up to this about how it has historically led doctors to repeatedly dismiss many female patients complaints as "emotional" or "hormonal" when they were having actual medical problems. "But don't take my word for it..." There's extensive case studies on this.

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Sarah Fey
Sarah Fey

Is it bad that this will be the high point of my day? Probably...

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Katarina Bergqwist
Katarina Bergqwist

You should all watch the movie Hysteria from 2011.

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kannddyy19
kannddyy19

It really just seems like they had no explanation for periods...

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george boyd
george boyd

Women are crazy... Cuz they're women!

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Zapphy Eff
Zapphy Eff

'Your uterus is wandering around inside your body, you should get married and have babies about it' - a definitely qualified doctor.

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areamusicale
areamusicale

I dare you to google "the first vibrator"!

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spindash64
spindash64

welp, glad that nightmare's over. Now for society to catch up on the fact that men can have neurological disorders as well. ...yeah, I may have a slight angle here...

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at BitcoinJake09
at BitcoinJake09

Omgroflmao.... Historical Ignorance

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luckyOcean_Cat
luckyOcean_Cat

Freud!!

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Zach
Zach

Despite being removed from the DSM in 1980 Hysteria made a huge comeback in 1987 thanks to such hits as Pour Some Sugar on Me, Love Bites, and Armageddon It.

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greenjelly01
greenjelly01

It's true... a woman's uterus got up and walked around right out of her body. It became Ann Coulter.

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Storyteller's Lullaby
Storyteller's Lullaby

Considering how I saw a comment on it, do you guys think you could do a video on Endometriosis? As a long time viewer of your videos, you all made it so someone whose illness makes doing anything a dream can still learn & fall back in love with knowledge. Thank you. People that have the chronic illness don't have many allies because its either ignored, brushed aside 'cos it doesn't exist, and to have you all look into it will allow more people to be aware of this debilitating illness. ((Everyone is having a good laugh over the Wandering Uterus, but... Endo is basically that, but its the lining of the uterus that throughout the body.))

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bigghoss762
bigghoss762

I think there was also a (un)healthy dose of "Doctor, my wife's not acting right. She's not giving me sex whenever I want and she's expressing independent thoughts."

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Exo's proud mama bear
Exo's proud mama bear

Having sex regularly actually helps reducing depression and anxiety so they were kind of right about the solution

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jedigecko06
jedigecko06

I honestly can't tell if that cartoon-uterus-with-a-face is cute or scary.

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warhawkjah
warhawkjah

Scientists have a long history of accepting absurd theories as true because they fail to test them with basic logic. Whenever someone tells you most scientists think climate change is human caused just remember there was a time when they thought the uterus had a mind if it's own.

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MissLilyputt
MissLilyputt

C’mon, doesn’t anyone want to tell people that they’re emotional because their uterus wandered to their elbow?

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ycr424
ycr424

a long history of men not knowin what to do with uteruses n surrounding area. n what happened to whyyyyyy vibes were created. cuz docs got tired of diddlin women out of their "hysteria".......likely story doc. but funny how vibes are a multi million dollar industry for countless gals who still dont have a man or one who can finish the job. siiiiiiiigh, a womans work is never done. ;}

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Cody Erlanger
Cody Erlanger

I am a guy, Uterus Hysteria seems somewhat sexist. Where are the Women doctors to counter argue this belief.... Oh yeah in the kitchen Xray much to comfirm/disprove this quack belief.

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Corey McGuire
Corey McGuire

Why didn't you have Dr. Doe guest host this one? She would have been perfect and it would have sent more viewers her way. Her channel is the most important channel on YouTube!

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Deshka Darkstorm
Deshka Darkstorm

Uterus wandering around the body does kind of sound like an incredibly basic, misunderstood description of endometriosis though, which is a very common condition that needs more awareness.

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Michael Oscar
Michael Oscar

Pre-20th century medicine is just terrifying

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Carol Peletier
Carol Peletier

Oh dear husband, it pains me to say this... But my uterus ran off again. Could you help me find and catch it?

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Scopes
Scopes

*Nasty Nas is your area 'bout to cause MASS HYSTERIA!*

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pe E
pe E

Wow a lot of stuff from that show another period is making sense lol

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Linh Tran
Linh Tran

{\_/} (x_x) Bunny lived a good life.. /v v\

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Sythicol
Sythicol

For pleasure or for belief? I mean they did make a vibrator so maybe they probably thought it was a cure.

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Sprat-Lane
Sprat-Lane

but I actually do experience hysteria during my menstrual tho...😂😂😂

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Matt Bachmann
Matt Bachmann

Yea the Sawbones podcast covered this much better like two years ago.

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NihilisticEntropy
NihilisticEntropy

We thought they were wrong, but now...

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sent4dc
sent4dc

Hmm, actually diagnosing it as "not enough sex" still sounds like a good idea. How do I get my gf's doctor read this?

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Veo 16
Veo 16

what the hell is hysteria?

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Deividas NC
Deividas NC

they use IBS now then can't find anything

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SayWhat?
SayWhat?

Rarely are real solutions/answers found for anything [with any pressing importance] where someone financially and/or physically benefits from the current state of ignorance. "Yes mam, you have hysteria! Would you prefer to buy my expensive tonic or be cured by my firm medical shaft of discretion?"

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mr. tata
mr. tata

Ha! Lady parts😉

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Pragnan Saha
Pragnan Saha

Fear the almighty UTERUS !!!

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Dont Look At Me
Dont Look At Me

If I had a hole in my body that bled profusely every month I’d be crazy too.

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Plotuis Sonatas
Plotuis Sonatas

This is not what I read in the ancient medical records. Where on earth did he get This? Smelling salts were only used to revive or prevent swooning from malnutrition.

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Quaglium Quagnarr
Quaglium Quagnarr

1:43 Reel it in with a coat hanger

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Quaglium Quagnarr
Quaglium Quagnarr

I want the next Mars Rover to be called "Wandering Uterus."

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Thomas Lewis
Thomas Lewis

Not a single Muse joke was made. Disliked

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Devon Roberts
Devon Roberts

So back then doctors didn’t admit when they don’t know what is wrong and blamed it on general misunderstood diseases?! Jeez, glad that doctors are sooooo much different nowawadays..

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spijkerpoes
spijkerpoes

Well, i might have to disagree on the progress we supposed to have made. Please watch Jennifer Brea https://youtu.be/Fb3yp4uJhq0

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Daniel Turner
Daniel Turner

MS used to be considered hysteria, many me/cfs patients are wrongly diagnosed with conversion disorder.

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Mitchell Mammel
Mitchell Mammel

Well, women are more emotional than men, but the "wandering uterus" is a bit odd.

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Babydoll Jim
Babydoll Jim

Some still believe it’s the fault of the uterus if you have “emotional problems” (my parents for example). I just got a hysterectomy and my dad said: “maybe you’ll be relieved of some of your emotional issues now...” 😂😂😂 my whole life they had me believing that my depression or moodiness was because of my periods! 😂😂😂. Yea, the notion still exists...

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Lau Frances
Lau Frances

How disturbing, woman were forced to have sex

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Raul M.
Raul M.

And Number one selling "Consumer Electronic" product is!?..." Ding!!!!🙈

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Scott Lilja
Scott Lilja

"The strange but true history of women being batshit crazy"

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mrdabbleswithpotion
mrdabbleswithpotion

"Ouuwwwhhh deeetata!! Ouww he's like a woman on a monthly period, you see, ouwwhh! I know how it is to have periods, so I think it what he has! Deee" That was Hank's mother. Condescends a lot and can only relate to anything by relating to herself (basic, in other words). She's intelligent. Read my commentary here, as I don't like repeating myself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc6J59Hkc6M Although I have to (repeat myself).

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Raul M.
Raul M.

soo many questions.. but I keep hearing the Meme, "It's a Trap!", each time I question things👀

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Christian Changer
Christian Changer

0:25 That's a statue of man, you know...

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Candy Colon-Rivera
Candy Colon-Rivera

Just wanna S/o to all the women commenting, who’ve experienced lesser medical treatment, diagnosis & overall care. I’ve never experienced that kind of treatment myself, actually the opposite, if I had to judge. I hope any & all who have been dealt with that kind of treatment, immediately complain to a superior & make sure you’re heard & taken seriously. Obviously, find a different provider, who listens & treats you as important & equal.

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RickySTT
RickySTT

It was the corsets. Definitely the corsets. I don’t know why they couldn’t figure out that deliberately squeezing a woman’s internal organs out of place would cause swooning, all the while blaming it on one organ supposedly just wandering around on its own.

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devin burleson
devin burleson

So is this where hysterectomy comes from?

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niCole Bright
niCole Bright

But smelling salts do really wake up unconscious people...

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TK Wallace
TK Wallace

DR. ELIZABETH MACMILLAN (deadpan): Looks like a nerve powder, usually prescribed for women of course, the hysterical sex, for nervous exhaustion, emotional collapse, wandering wombs... PHRYNE FISHER: Why on Earth would a womb wander? MAC: Unnatural behavior will do it, according to Hippocrates. Like celibacy. PHRYNE: Oh good, mine’s not going anywhere. - “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries”, S1E1. Set in 1920s Melbourne, Australia.

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Wealllovemerylstreep !
Wealllovemerylstreep !

Someone with a wandering uterus today would seem quite promiscuous today.

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Breona Warren
Breona Warren

I studied some of this, so basically women who suffered from anxiety or often felt anxious was “treated” using orgasm. Basically the rush of hormones from it temporarily relaxed the woman etc etc

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Belligerent Drunk
Belligerent Drunk

LOL wtf is this Nonsense

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Brianna frasier
Brianna frasier

God i hate the men of yester years.... so glad i wasnt born in the era's before... 1970 'women had no place but to serve their husbands & men were always right' BLAH!! Anywho- Love you hank! Keep doing what you do ☺

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IT'S NOT A BAD DICK
IT'S NOT A BAD DICK

Nah, I hear Muse

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Finn Cousins
Finn Cousins

At about 4:00 my phone thought he said "hey Siri" and opened Siri and I was confused af

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