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Hysterical A riveting exploration of the link between women's hormones and mental health with advice personal testimony facts and research creating a portrait of how hormones contribute to make up the female animal Hysterical seeks to explore the connections between hormones and health particularly in the freuent mood changes and mental health issues women typically chalk up to the influence of hormones Journalist Eleanor Morgan investigates the relationship between biochemistry our bodies and our mental health including the context for this discussion the historic culture of silence around women's bodies As Morgan argues we've gotten better at talking about mental health but we still shy away from discussing periods miscarriage endometriosis and menopause That results in a lack of vital understanding for women particularly as those processes are inextricably connected to our mental health; by exploring women's bodies in conjunction with our minds Morgan urges for new thinking about our health Examining the mythology of female hormones the ways that culture shapes our perceptions of women's bodies and the latest medical research Hysterical skillfully paints a portrait of the modern landscape of women and health and shows us how to navigate stigma and misinformation


About the Author: Eleanor Morgan

Anxiety for Beginners A Personal Investigation She is currently training to be a psychologist



10 thoughts on “Hysterical

  1. says:

    This book is a thorough examination of the hormonal journey women experience throughout their lives from their first period to having babies to menopause along with issues they experience along the way and how cultural perception continues to adversely affect women who need help understanding what’s going on in their bodiesI found it an interesting read though I didn’t feel that it offered up anything truly revolutionary There is so m


  2. says:

    An appropriately info heavy book that allows me to not only learn about my body but keeps me wanting to learn and to take care of myself coupled with the author’s humor and wit makes this book so worthy of a listen to anyone all genders welcome who also has a ton of uestions about the complexity that is the menstrual cycle


  3. says:

    This really wasn’t the book for me mostly because I already know everything she seemed to be describing as surprising news no one ever told you I think this is geared towards women who didn’t get proper sex Ed or didn’t do any sciencepsych courses in university? and it’s great to reach out to those people and let them know all these things menstrual related are normal if they don’t but not really worth reading if you already know how your body


  4. says:

    I'm always looking for books like this where the author presents an account of her own experience alongside specific scientific data showing how she was mistreated by doctors or in a greater sense society as a whole and pointing out how we can be better moving forward believing women and people with uteruses about the truth of their pain and mental health


  5. says:

    This book is my top social science book for the year hands down As a female I can relate to the author who talks about her own struggles with doctors pain expenses and PMS Women are not taken seriously when they have pain and it almost cost her her life This book fired me up and taught me a lot that I did not know about the human body seeming as I'm a female and wasn't taught the majority of thisI was shocked Highly recommend reading this book if for nothing than a gla


  6. says:

    Hysterical is a deep dive exploration into the historical and current interpretation of hormones’ role in women’s mental health It offers an amazing presentation of how our patriarchal medical system demonized hormone related female anguish over the years the word “hysterical” itself comes from the Greek word for womb “hystera” a la hysterectomy because it was thought to be caused by a disfunction of the uterusso interestingand sadand thus only experienced by women


  7. says:

    This book represents the most thorough discussion around female hormonal cycles and the resultant effects on the body that I have ever read I learned a huge amount about about PMS and all the attendant side effects in a scientific and comprehensive fashion presented in a conversational and readable voice I very much appreciated the consideration and discussion around the extent to which women are and should be defined by their hormonal cycles I'd definitely recommend this for anyone wh


  8. says:

    Both by analyzing an extensive collection of medical research and by exploring treatments firsthand Morgan examines the link between mental health and hormones and the stigmas that have historically accompanied women's bodies Ultimately she argues for abandoning the social construct of emotional stability and control and instead accepting the inherent variability of emotions embracing both the physical and mental excessShe writes Our truths biological and emotional have been derided oppressed


  9. says:

    I'm about two thirds of the way through this book which I thought would be an examination into the catchall word hysterical regarding women's ailments reliability trustworthiness and other cultural phenomena The author spends the first third of the book talking about her period I felt after reading it that I could have given a lecture in women's hygiene in some junior high class As I read it I am less and less impressed with whatever cultural argument the author may be setting forth but I am so grosse


  10. says:

    📚📚📚📚 12 Librofm audiobook Should be reuired reading for women of all ages to understand about their bodies’ complex reproductive systems Morgan uses her own personal struggles with severe PMS and gastrointestinal issues to talk about the larger dysfunction in modern medicine and society in which women’s pain and fluctuating body cycles are disregarded demonized or misunderstood perhaps to serve the greater patriarchal goal of keeping us in place and under the control of men Taught me loads ab


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