The main cause of hysteria is thought to be anxiety. In return, anxiety is also caused by the inner conflict within a person due to the presence of some repressed thoughts that are seeking means for release. When this tension is kept bottled in a person, the result is conflict as well as some emotional disturbance, which is indicative of hysteria.
- Due to stress. When a person is subjected to both physical and emotional stress, the result is that the mind gets little rest and a person may be unable to cope with the challenge. As a result, there comes a strong need to cope with stress, and failure to cope with it results to hysteria.
- Sexual repression. When one represses his sexual desires or when one has some form of sexual conflict, these desires and conflict within a person leads to hysteria.
- Due to worry or fear. Psychologists estimate that most of our fears are unfounded or have no basis at all. Still, some people make it a habit to fret over the most trivial of things.