A 41-year-old member asked:
Are there any differences between hysterical psychoses and hysteria?
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Psychiatry 52 years experience
Yes: Hysterical and psychiatric terminology is equivalent to histrionic. This refers to overly dramatic and emotional people. The term hysterical psychoses has no equivalent in the psychiatric terminology; but indirectly may be referring to a mood disorder with psychosis.
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