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Monday, April 18, 2016

Feeling Burnt Out was Invented by the Victorians


Being constantly overworked and tired may seem like a modern condition, but you might be suffering from a 19th-century malaise.

Doctors in the Victorian era diagnosed patients with ‘Neurasthenia’, which bears all the hallmarks of our hyper-connected age.

According to a new book, patients with the condition suffered from depression, a ‘lack of ambition’, insomnia and headaches.  Continue ...

Changing lives: The nervous condition ¿ a feature in 19th century literature ¿ was seen as a failure to cope with the pace of industrialised life (pictured is a view of Ludgate Circus in London in Victorian times)
Changing lives: The nervous condition – a feature in 19th century literature – was seen as a failure to cope with the pace of industrialised life (pictured is Ludgate Circus in London during the Victorian era)

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