Nervous Disorders of Women: The Modern Psychological Conception of their Causes, Effects and Rational Treatment, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Nervous Disorders of Women

The Modern Psychological Conception of their Causes, Effects and Rational Treatment, 1st Edition

By Bernard Hollander


220 pages

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Born in Vienna in 1864, Bernard Hollander was a London-based psychiatrist in the early twentieth century. He is best known for being one of the main proponents of the interest in phrenology at that time. This title, originally published in 1916, looks at ‘the numerous nervous illnesses of women, in which the mental factor plays a large part, and which are known as functional disorders, as distinguished from organic diseases’. He looks at the role of psychotherapy as an emerging treatment for these disorders. There is also a companion volume which looks at the Nervous Disorders of Men.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Differences in the Nervous System and Mental Dispositions of Men and Women 1. Causes of Nervous Disorders in Women 2. Nervous Exhaustion 3. Loss of Mental Control 4. Headache, Neuralgia, and Other Pains 5. Insomnia 6. Nervous Dyspepsia 7. Nervous Disorders of the Heart, Circulation and Respiration 8. Loss of Muscular Control 9. Emotional Instability 10. The Change of Life 11. Drinking Among Women 12. Physical Methods of Treatment 13. General Psychotherapy 14. The Subconscious Mind 15. Treatment of Nervous Disorders by ‘Suggestion’. Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health