The Strange (But True) History of Hysteria


  1. belovedchaos1

    belovedchaos14 days ago

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

  2. Guest Informant

    Guest InformantMonth ago

    This is happening with autism.

  3. qiaomei zhang

    qiaomei zhangMonth ago

    BeCaUsE ThAt Is ToTaLlY hOw It WoRkS

  4. [GD] Hali

    [GD] HaliMonth ago

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

  5. Alyssa Weaver Nelson

    Alyssa Weaver NelsonMonth ago

    Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

  6. Herbert Miller

    Herbert MillerMonth ago

    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.

  7. Bessorah Rubenstein-Vered

    Bessorah Rubenstein-VeredMonth ago

    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.

  8. Robot Zombie

    Robot ZombieMonth ago

    Didnt doctors masturbated female patients against their will?

  9. Joyce Chen

    Joyce ChenMonth ago

    it's the *hysteri* of hysteria

  10. Dan

    DanMonth ago

    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.

  11. Moribund Murdoch

    Moribund MurdochMonth ago

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

  12. That Random Rabbit

    That Random RabbitMonth ago

    This is so funny

  13. Barbara Ann Baugh

    Barbara Ann BaughMonth ago

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

  14. WorldReligion

    WorldReligionMonth ago

    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

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

    the night hAunter war/russian/aidan/doctor/doyleMonth ago

    this videos hilarious.

  16. Teri Yama

    Teri YamaMonth ago

    I just think of Def Leppard and I’m happy

  17. Zenny Abanales

    Zenny AbanalesMonth ago

    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.

  18. Tori Green

    Tori GreenMonth ago

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

  19. Pressity Smith

    Pressity SmithMonth ago

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

  20. Cleaner White

    Cleaner WhiteMonth ago

    that uterus in the thumbnail kinda look like Pink Panther

  21. Lady Alteria

    Lady AlteriaMonth ago

    Oh Freud and your sex lol

  22. Mama Val Promise

    Mama Val PromiseMonth ago

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

  23. Electro-Cute

    Electro-CuteMonth ago

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


    MORSMORDREMonth ago

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

  25. Marceliaan

    MarceliaanMonth ago

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

  26. nikko marino

    nikko marinoMonth ago

    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. 😕

  27. Joy De

    Joy DeMonth ago

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

  28. Brittney Burns

    Brittney Burns2 months ago

    Wandering uterus has made my day lol

  29. Piano With Corey

    Piano With Corey2 months ago

    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!

  30. pisceanrat

    pisceanrat2 months ago

    Bring back the goatee

  31. Kayla C.

    Kayla C.2 months ago

    Hysteria was in the DSM until 1980?? Yikes.

  32. Geneva Yaeno

    Geneva Yaeno2 months ago

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

  33. Geneva Yaeno

    Geneva Yaeno2 months ago

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

  34. Eyes of Supreme

    Eyes of Supreme2 months ago

    the hell...?

  35. harringaj

    harringaj2 months ago

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

  36. collegeman1988

    collegeman19882 months ago

    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.

  37. 1-Minute Medical Terminology

    1-Minute Medical Terminology2 months ago

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

  38. Jessalyn

    Jessalyn2 months ago

    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.

  39. Sarah Fey

    Sarah Fey2 months ago

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

  40. Katarina Bergqwist

    Katarina Bergqwist2 months ago

    You should all watch the movie Hysteria from 2011.

  41. kannddyy19

    kannddyy192 months ago

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

  42. george boyd

    george boyd2 months ago

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

  43. Zapphy Eff

    Zapphy Eff2 months ago

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

  44. areamusicale

    areamusicale2 months ago

    I dare you to google "the first vibrator"!

  45. spindash64

    spindash642 months ago

    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...

  46. at BitcoinJake09

    at BitcoinJake092 months ago

    Omgroflmao.... Historical Ignorance

  47. luckyOcean_Cat

    luckyOcean_Cat2 months ago


  48. Zach

    Zach2 months ago

    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.

  49. greenjelly01

    greenjelly012 months ago

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

  50. Storyteller's Lullaby

    Storyteller's Lullaby2 months ago

    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.))

  51. bigghoss762

    bigghoss7622 months ago

    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."

  52. Exo's proud mama bear

    Exo's proud mama bear2 months ago

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

  53. jedigecko06

    jedigecko062 months ago

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

  54. warhawkjah

    warhawkjah2 months ago

    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.

  55. MissLilyputt

    MissLilyputt2 months ago

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

  56. ycr424

    ycr4242 months ago

    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. ;}

  57. Cody Erlanger

    Cody Erlanger2 months ago

    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.

  58. Corey McGuire

    Corey McGuire2 months ago

    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 MReporter!

  59. Deshka Darkstorm

    Deshka Darkstorm2 months ago

    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.

  60. Michael Oscar

    Michael Oscar2 months ago

    Pre-20th century medicine is just terrifying

  61. Carol Peletier

    Carol Peletier2 months ago

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

  62. Scopes

    Scopes2 months ago

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

  63. pe E

    pe E2 months ago

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

  64. Linh Tran

    Linh Tran2 months ago

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

  65. Sythicol

    Sythicol2 months ago

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

  66. Sprat-Lane

    Sprat-Lane2 months ago

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

  67. Matt Bachmann

    Matt Bachmann2 months ago

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

  68. NihilisticEntropy

    NihilisticEntropy2 months ago

    We thought they were wrong, but now...

  69. sent4dc

    sent4dc2 months ago

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

  70. Veo 16

    Veo 162 months ago

    what the hell is hysteria?

  71. Deividas NC

    Deividas NC2 months ago

    they use IBS now then can't find anything

  72. SayWhat?

    SayWhat?2 months ago

    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?"

  73. mr. tata

    mr. tata2 months ago

    Ha! Lady parts😉

  74. Pragnan Saha

    Pragnan Saha2 months ago

    Fear the almighty UTERUS !!!

  75. Dont Look At Me

    Dont Look At Me2 months ago

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

  76. Plotuis Sonatas

    Plotuis Sonatas2 months ago

    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.

  77. Quaglium Quagnarr

    Quaglium Quagnarr2 months ago

    1:43 Reel it in with a coat hanger

  78. Quaglium Quagnarr

    Quaglium Quagnarr2 months ago

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

  79. Thomas Lewis

    Thomas Lewis2 months ago

    Not a single Muse joke was made. Disliked

  80. Devon Roberts

    Devon Roberts2 months ago

    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..

  81. spijkerpoes

    spijkerpoes2 months ago

    Well, i might have to disagree on the progress we supposed to have made. Please watch Jennifer Brea

  82. Daniel Turner

    Daniel Turner2 months ago

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

  83. Mitchell Mammel

    Mitchell Mammel2 months ago

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

  84. Babydoll Jim

    Babydoll Jim2 months ago

    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...

  85. Lau Frances

    Lau Frances2 months ago

    How disturbing, woman were forced to have sex

  86. Raul M.

    Raul M.2 months ago

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

  87. Scott Lilja

    Scott Lilja2 months ago

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

  88. mrdabbleswithpotion

    mrdabbleswithpotion2 months ago

    "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: Although I have to (repeat myself).

  89. Raul M.

    Raul M.2 months ago

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

  90. Christian Changer

    Christian Changer2 months ago

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

  91. Candy Colon-Rivera

    Candy Colon-Rivera2 months ago

    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.

  92. RickySTT

    RickySTT2 months ago

    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.

  93. devin burleson

    devin burleson2 months ago

    So is this where hysterectomy comes from?

  94. niCole Bright

    niCole Bright2 months ago

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

  95. TK Wallace

    TK Wallace2 months ago

    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.

  96. Wealllovemerylstreep !

    Wealllovemerylstreep !2 months ago

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

  97. Breona Warren

    Breona Warren2 months ago

    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

  98. Belligerent Drunk

    Belligerent Drunk2 months ago

    LOL wtf is this Nonsense

  99. Brianna frasier

    Brianna frasier2 months ago

    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 ☺


    IT'S NOT A BAD DICK2 months ago

    Nah, I hear Muse

  101. Finn Cousins

    Finn Cousins2 months ago

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