The Strange (But True) History of Hysteria


  1. Kayla C.

    Kayla C.6 hours ago

    Hysteria was in the DSM until 1980?? Yikes.

  2. Geneva Yaeno

    Geneva YaenoDay 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

  3. Geneva Yaeno

    Geneva YaenoDay 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

  4. Jolyne Cujoh

    Jolyne CujohDay ago

    the hell...?

  5. harringaj

    harringaj2 days ago

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

  6. collegeman1988

    collegeman19882 days 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.

  7. 1-Minute Medical Terminology

    1-Minute Medical Terminology3 days ago

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

  8. Jessalyn

    Jessalyn3 days 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.

  9. Sarah Fey

    Sarah Fey3 days ago

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

  10. Katarina Bergqwist

    Katarina Bergqwist4 days ago

    You should all watch the movie Hysteria from 2011.

  11. kannddyy19

    kannddyy194 days ago

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

  12. george boyd

    george boyd4 days ago

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

  13. Zapphy Eff

    Zapphy Eff4 days ago

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

  14. areamusicale

    areamusicale5 days ago

    I dare you to google "the first vibrator"!

  15. spindash64

    spindash645 days 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...

  16. at BitcoinJake09

    at BitcoinJake095 days ago

    Omgroflmao.... Historical Ignorance

  17. luckyOcean_Cat

    luckyOcean_Cat5 days ago


  18. Zach

    Zach5 days 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.

  19. greenjelly01

    greenjelly015 days ago

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

  20. Storyteller's Lullaby

    Storyteller's Lullaby5 days 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.))

  21. bigghoss762

    bigghoss7625 days 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."

  22. Exo's proud mama bear

    Exo's proud mama bear5 days ago

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

  23. jedigecko06

    jedigecko066 days ago

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

  24. warhawkjah

    warhawkjah6 days 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.

  25. MissLilyputt

    MissLilyputt6 days ago

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

  26. ycr424

    ycr4246 days 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. ;}

  27. Cody Erlanger

    Cody Erlanger6 days 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.

  28. Corey McGuire

    Corey McGuire6 days 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!

  29. Deshka Darkstorm

    Deshka Darkstorm6 days 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.

  30. Michael Oscar

    Michael Oscar6 days ago

    Pre-20th century medicine is just terrifying

  31. Carol Peletier

    Carol Peletier6 days ago

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

  32. Scopes

    Scopes6 days ago

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

  33. pedro Elizondo

    pedro Elizondo6 days ago

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

  34. Linh Tran

    Linh Tran6 days ago

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

  35. Sythicol

    Sythicol6 days ago

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

  36. Sprat-Lane

    Sprat-Lane6 days ago

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

  37. Matt Bachmann

    Matt Bachmann6 days ago

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

  38. NihilisticEntropy

    NihilisticEntropy6 days ago

    We thought they were wrong, but now...

  39. sent4dc

    sent4dc6 days 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?

  40. Veo 16

    Veo 166 days ago

    what the hell is hysteria?

  41. Deividas NC

    Deividas NC6 days ago

    they use IBS now then can't find anything

  42. SayWhat?

    SayWhat?6 days 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?"

  43. mr. tata

    mr. tata6 days ago

    Ha! Lady parts😉

  44. Pragnan Saha

    Pragnan Saha6 days ago

    Fear the almighty UTERUS !!!

  45. Kuro Kohi

    Kuro Kohi6 days ago

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

  46. Plotuis Sonatas

    Plotuis Sonatas7 days 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.

  47. Quaglium Quagnarr

    Quaglium Quagnarr7 days ago

    1:43 Reel it in with a coat hanger

  48. Quaglium Quagnarr

    Quaglium Quagnarr7 days ago

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

  49. Thomas Lewis

    Thomas Lewis7 days ago

    Not a single Muse joke was made. Disliked

  50. Devon Roberts

    Devon Roberts7 days 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..

  51. spijkerpoes

    spijkerpoes7 days ago

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

  52. Daniel Turner

    Daniel Turner7 days ago

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

  53. Mitchell Mammel

    Mitchell Mammel7 days ago

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

  54. Babydoll Jim

    Babydoll Jim7 days 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...

  55. Lau Frances

    Lau Frances7 days ago

    How disturbing, woman were forced to have sex

  56. Raul M.

    Raul M.7 days ago

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

  57. Scott Lilja

    Scott Lilja7 days ago

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

  58. mrdabbleswithpotion

    mrdabbleswithpotion7 days 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).

  59. Raul M.

    Raul M.7 days ago

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

  60. Christian Changer

    Christian Changer7 days ago

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

  61. Candy Colon-Rivera

    Candy Colon-Rivera7 days 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.

  62. RickySTT

    RickySTT7 days 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.

  63. devin burleson

    devin burleson7 days ago

    So is this where hysterectomy comes from?

  64. niCole Bright

    niCole Bright7 days ago

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

  65. TK Wallace

    TK Wallace7 days 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.

  66. Wealllovemerylstreep !

    Wealllovemerylstreep !7 days ago

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

  67. Breona Warren

    Breona Warren7 days 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

  68. Belligerent Drunk

    Belligerent Drunk7 days ago

    LOL wtf is this Nonsense

  69. Brianna frasier

    Brianna frasier7 days 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 DICK7 days ago

    Nah, I hear Muse

  71. Finn Cousins

    Finn Cousins7 days ago

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