neurasthenia

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nervous breakdown (not in technical use)

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These dicta prepare for the vast range of symptoms in the opening chapter of American Nervousness.
The category of neurasthenia, though introduced by Beard as a specifically American nervousness, quickly proved to have wide appeal in Europe, too.
In this way, through her own experiences, Cleaves endorses Beard's hypothesis in American Nervousness that the rapid pace of modern urban life is a primary factor in the emergence of neurasthenia.
Gosling, Before Freud: Neurasthenia and the American Medical Community 1870-1910 (Urbana, 1987); Tom Lutz, American Nervousness, 1903: An Anecdotal History (Ithaca, 1991).
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