The definition of agitation refers to the process of moving something forcefully or violently.
In extended use,
suggests an outburst of wild, uncontrolled feeling laughed and cried in a fit of hysteria,
, a craze for something a mania for surfing, and
, rapturous excitement a delirium of joy
, not used technically in psychiatry, implies extreme emotional agitation in which self-control is lost
denotes a temporary state of extreme mental disturbance (marked by restlessness, incoherence, and hallucinations) that occurs during fevers, in alcoholic psychosis, etc.
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
is applied in psychiatry to certain psychogenic disorders characterized by excitability, anxiety, sensory and motor disturbances, or the involuntary simulation of blindness, deafness, etc.
Find another word for hysteria. In this page you can discover 36 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for hysteria, like: frenzy, excitement, confusion, craze, insanity, delirium, mania, rage, madness, feverishness and hysterics.
Deidre laughed, not caring about the note of hysteria in her voice.
She listened, though the edge of hysteria was in her gaze.
Hysteria gripped her, and she fought him until he slung her over his shoulder.
Her health began to break down, and it appears to be nearly certain that towards the end she suffered from hysteria of a shameful kind.
He also devoted much attention to the study of obscure morbid conditions like hysteria, especially in relation to hypnotism; indeed, it is in connexion with his investigation into the phenomena and results of the latter that his name is popularly known.