Mass hysteria

Mass hysteria

spontaneous, en masse development of identical physical and/or emotional symptoms among a group of individuals, as seen in a classroom of schoolchildren, a socially contagious frenzy of irrational behaviour in a group of people as a reaction to an event.

Synonym: epidemic hysteria.

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