So how do people treat their physical and mental health disorders? Firstly, Melancholia and hysteria are considered as mental illnesses. The said illnesses do not present themselves on the surface like a broken leg. Because of this, problems are brushed under the carpet and not viewed in the same light. It is very important that we should be understanding and considerate towards the sufferers of this condition. Just because the pain is not physically visible, it does not mean that they are not suffering inside.