Another word for hysteria
delirium, frenzy, agitation, feverishness, mania, rage, hysterics, madness, insanity, craze, excitement, uproar, convulsion, fit, paroxysm, laughing jag*, crying jag*; see also confusion 2, excitement, nervousness 1.
hysteria is applied in psychiatry to certain psychogenic disorders characterized by excitability, anxiety, sensory and motor disturbances, or the involuntary simulation of blindness, deafness, etc.; mania in its basic sense of a mental disorder characterized by excitability, exaggerated feelings of well-being, excessive activity, etc. describes the phase of manic-depressive psychosis that is distinguished from depression; delirium denotes a temporary state of extreme mental disturbance (marked by restlessness, incoherence, and hallucinations) that occurs during fevers, in alcoholic psychosis, etc.; frenzy, not used technically in psychiatry, implies extreme emotional agitation in which self-control is lost; in extended use, hysteria suggests an outburst of wild, uncontrolled feeling laughed and cried in a fit of hysteria, mania, a craze for something a mania for surfing, and delirium, rapturous excitement a delirium of joy