From a spiritual perspective hysterics signifies the loss of control that can occur when the link to innate wisdom is lost and there is an overemotional reaction. In dreams emotions can become exaggerated and a hysterical response suggests that we need to consider very carefully what has thrown us so comprehensively off-balance. Often we can express in dreams what we dare not in waking life. While disturbing, such a dream scenario can lead to healing. When a dream figure appears to be hysterical, we need to identify a situation in everyday life where loss of control, either our own or others, will be detrimental. Since hysterical energy can be highly destructive we may need also to decide what needs to be deconstructed and rebuilt without the highly emotional charge. You might also like to consult the entry for Emotions.