The idea of female hysteria dates back as far as the ancient Greeks. They used to believe that a Woman’s uterus was, in fact, a living creature that roamed her body, thus, creating various illness and distress.
Symptoms of female hysteria were said to be insomnia, nervousness lack loss of appetite. In extreme cases, the physician would order to get the uterus removed or to get admitted to a mental asylum.
But more commonly, the treatment involved the doctor manually stimulating the clitoris. Given the number of hysterical females admitted, the physicians invented the First vibrator to allow women to relieve their symptoms.