If hysterical symptoms be definitely connected with ovarian irritation or uterine congestion, then the bromides are more distinctly indicated. In the distressing condition of unrest, undue apprehension and depression, which often occurs at the climacteric period, they may prove of the greatest service, quieting the restlessness, and relieving the sense of fulness in the head and flushing of the face. Dr. Ringer found them to exert a favorable influence over the apprehensive and desponding thoughts which arise sometimes in the later periods of pregnancy (Lancet, i., 1869), and they have relieved even the sensations and symptoms of a "spurious pregnancy" occurring at the climacteric period (Simpson: Medical Times, ii., 1859).