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 Ludgate Circus in London during the Victorian era)