Hysterical: Why We Need to Talk About Women, Hormones, and


Hysterical: Why We Need to Talk About Women, Hormones, and Mental Health 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 frequent 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 [EPUB] ✵ Muerte en Hamburgo (Jan Fabel, Author Craig Russell – 9facts.co.uk personal testimony ❮Download❯ ➵ Jazz Age Stories Author F. Scott Fitzgerald – 9facts.co.uk facts [Read] ➮ Much Obliged, Jeeves Author P.G. Wodehouse – 9facts.co.uk 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 [KINDLE] ❅ The Wrong Blood By Manuel de Lope – 9facts.co.uk particularly in the frequent mood changes and mental health issues women typically chalk up to the influence of hormones Journalist Eleanor Morgan investigates the relationship between biochemistry ❰PDF❯ ✓ The Customer-Funded Business Author John W. Mullins – 9facts.co.uk our bodies [PDF] ⚣ The Affair ✯ Emma Kavanagh – 9facts.co.uk and our mental health ☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ Summer People & The Little House By Shirley Jackson ✩ – 9facts.co.uk including the context for this discussion the historic culture of silence around women s bodies As Morgan argues ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Beautiful Creatures By Lulu Taylor ❤ – 9facts.co.uk we ve gotten better at talking about mental health ❮KINDLE❯ ➜ Dr. Simon Forman ❤ Author Judith Cook – 9facts.co.uk but we still shy away from discussing periods ❰KINDLE❯ ❅ Susannah (Sunfire, Author Candice Ransom – 9facts.co.uk miscarriage [Reading] ➹ An Obsession with Cigar Box Guitars ➯ David Sutton – 9facts.co.uk endometriosis [EPUB] ✹ The Folded Earth: A Novel Auteur Anuradha Roy – 9facts.co.uk and menopause That results in a lack of vital understanding for women ➲ Charity Girl Read ➺ Author Georgette Heyer – 9facts.co.uk particularly as those processes are inextricably connected to our mental health by exploring women s bodies in conjunction with our minds ❰Ebook❯ ➠ Confession (Daniel Jacquot, Author Martin O& – 9facts.co.uk Morgan urges for new thinking about our health Examining the mythology of female hormones ➩ Sisters of Treason (The Tudor Trilogy, Ebook ➯ Author Elizabeth Fremantle – 9facts.co.uk the ways that culture shapes our perceptions of women s bodies [Reading] ➽ Sisters of Treason ➳ Elizabeth Fremantle – 9facts.co.uk 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

Eleanor Morgan has written for a variety of publications including The Guardian, Times, Independent, GQ, Harper s Bazaar, The Believer and others She also worked as a senior editor at Vice UK Eleanor is the author of the book Anxiety for Beginners A Personal Investigation She is currently training to be a psychologist.



10 thoughts on “Hysterical: Why We Need to Talk About Women, Hormones, and Mental Health

  1. Audra (ouija.doodle.reads) Audra (ouija.doodle.reads) 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 bodies.I found it an interesting read, though I didn t feel that it offered up anything truly revolutionary There is so much to be learned and researched on this subject Sometime 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 bodies.I found it an interesting read, though I didn t feel that it offered up anything truly revolutionary There is so much to be learned and researched on this subject Sometimes the book went into great detail about certain scientific aspects such as the menstrual cycle and how it works and sometimes it offeredof a general overview Morgan talks a lot about her own personal journey why she became interested in this field of study, all the issues she has experienced, how many doctors never really listened to her or ended up misdiagnosing her So, parts of the book are heavily influenced by the journey she s taken in uncovering information to help her Should women be defined by their hormonal cycles In the end, I say no Butconsideration should be given to why and how that cycle can affect mental and physical health This book is definitely worthy of reading, just to arm yourself withknowledge about how your body works

  2. Morelia (Strandedinbooks) Morelia (Strandedinbooks) says:

    An appropriately info heavy book that allows me to not only learnabout my body, but keeps me wanting to learnand 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 questions about the complexity that is the menstrual cycle.

  3. Sarah Sarah 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 science psych 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 works and are comfortable with being a woman.

  4. Mel Mel says:

    I m always looking forbooks 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. Hannah Hannah 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 this..I was shocked Highly recommend reading this book, if for nothingthan a glance into a 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 this..I was shocked Highly recommend reading this book, if for nothingthan a glance into a world you might not have to deal with daily

  6. Kristine Olson Kristine Olson 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 uterus so interesting..and sadand thus only experienced by women Morgan p 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 uterus so interesting..and sadand thus only experienced by women Morgan presents her research to understand the menstrual cycle, her personal struggle with debilitating PMS and her journey to understand its causes I was fascinated and appreciate being made aware of our culture s continual negation of women s personal emotional experiences Though menopause is mentioned, it is not tackled deeply The book would be particularly meaningful for women struggling to live with difficult PMS PMDD or those very interested in women s health and its history

  7. Laura Simonite Laura Simonite 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 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 who suffers with their periods, and the first chapter in particular should be required reading for all teens, male and female

  8. Martha Martha 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 excess.She writes, Our truths, biological and emotional, have been deride 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 excess.She writes, Our truths, biological and emotional, have been derided, oppressed, and repackaged back to us as different kinds of pathology that we can, should, fix We fear what our bodies do and what comes out of them because it all points to that terrible thing excess We are wriggling for vocal, bodily, emotional freedom in a world that doesn t really want to let us have it yet But we have to keep wriggling This book was riveting, a captivating blend of evidence based research with firsthand personal experience Morgan explores various treatments for hormonal imbalance, such as nutritional food analysis and synthetic hormone replacement therapy, while also educating readers about female physiological and providing the historical context for public health systems relationship with women In the 1960s and prior, American wives could be institutionalized, for example, for wanting divorce Ancient Greeks treatment for the vaguely defined hysteria involved pelvic massage and clitoral stimulation These historical facts are only just the start of a quick, easy to read journey into both the historical and present day battle for female autonomy A standout tidbit, to me, was Morgan s exploration of progesterone s association with both PMS and the irritability associated with extended periods of hunger If you have ever wondered what PMS irritability feels like, just think back on any times you ve felt hangry Overall, this was a fascinating read, ideal for any person seeking to better understand the emotional variability of the human body

  9. Paul Paul 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, b 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 grossed out by all the talk about women s problems that I m not sure if I ll be able to finish it Every time I open it, I am newly repulsed with information about her unfortunate body and its mysterious machinations that I may not finish it I would say this book is not especially about hysteria as a cultural concept as it is about the author s fairly miserable health.The research, however, is extensive and excellent

  10. Jhoanna Jhoanna says:

    1 2 Libro.fm audiobook Should be required reading for women of all ages to understandabout 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 1 2 Libro.fm audiobook Should be required reading for women of all ages to understandabout 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 about my own body and how it functions within the 28 day cycle of menstruation and ovulation, plus Morgan s plucky British narration keeps the narrative from getting too bogged down with medical terms and procedures Definitely made me aware of the work we need to do to continue to be heard and understood better within the medical community

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