Anna O Case Study

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APPLICATION OF CLININCAL PSYCHOLOGY THE CASE OF ANNA O The case of Anna O. brought hysteria into the mainstream. Hysteria had many symptoms due it being a catch-all diagnosis for not understanding the medical cause of certain symptoms. Some symptoms of hysteria were insomnia, fluid retention, nervousness, faintness, irritability, loss of appetite, and my favorite "a tendency to cause trouble." The tendency to cause trouble must be taken tongue in cheek as hysteria was most commonly diagnosed during the 1890's-long before the women's movement. Some of this tendency to cause trouble may have been from women insisting on being treated differently from their husbands. The rationale of selecting clinical assessments,
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