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Helen, afflicted with a crippling illness that is destroying her marriage, is on the verge of giving up her husband and ending her life. Born in the age of Victoria, and desperate for a cure, she turns to one of the few medical professionals in theMoreHelen, afflicted with a crippling illness that is destroying her marriage, is on the verge of giving up her husband and ending her life. Born in the age of Victoria, and desperate for a cure, she turns to one of the few medical professionals in the world willing to treat human sexual dysfunction.Merrick, a man desperately in love with an ever more distraught bride who, after years, has not yet become a wife, is willing to make any sacrifice to see her well.Dr. Fostick, a physician, surgeon, and an early pioneer in the field of psychotherapy, specializes in the treatment of women who have endured the worst the world has to offer when it comes to mental and physical torment. He takes few patients and those he does take adhere to an oath of perfect obedience.He knows, the hardest battles to win are those fought in the human mind, and victory requires you to sacrifice everything you think you know about yourself.A note from the author:Hysteria is a romance set in the late Victorian age when Freud, Jung and Adler had just begun to treat women. These physicians fought to heal women subject to vicious sexual repression, rigid codes of moral behavior, and harsh punishment for those who violated societys expectations.If you enjoy books and movies about the Victorian age, or about psychotherapy and the treatment of mental illness, youll enjoy this book.