I want to stress that Mother Hysteria is true. All I have done is turned a very real disease into a being so that you who read may identify with it. Hysteria is an old-fashioned term for a mental disorder which is more commonly called hysterical neurosis, conversion disorder, or functional neurological symptom disorder (There's probably one more name that I've studied but I can't remember it at the moment). The term hysteria was put out of use by Sigmund Freud once he began studying the validity of the disease. As a person who suffers from FNSD in real life, I'm begging you. DO NOT CALL FNSD SUFFERERS HYSTERICS. "Hysteric", "hysteria" and "hysterical" are rather offensive slurs to those who suffer from the disease. I chose to use the word in my pasta because I didn't want to make it sound like medical jargon. Please do not actually use the word to describe a person with the disease; it is degrading and mocks the struggle we go through every day, sometimes several times a day. You may never come across anyone with the disease in real life, but please keep this in mind if you do. Thank you for your time, and I hope you enjoy/enjoyed the pasta!