industrial age

Life tough today? Compare it with the Industrial Revolution


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

Doctors in the Victorian times 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.

Ha.  Lack of ambition, as a medical condition.  Does that mean that half the people on the dole are depressed? Read more »