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    on mental illness. As I noted in the diary, I hate to throw that term around loosely, but it does seem something strange is going on.

    Haven't there been times in history, when societies were undergoing rapid change, when some types of mass hysteria were reported?

    Perhaps someone knows their history on this subject better than I do. I seem to recall reading about this kind of thing happening in Europe several times.

    Seems like it even affected the art and literature of the period. But again, my memory is foggy.

    Is it a stretch to compare "tea parties" to this kind of phenomenon?

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