List of reasons for admission into a mental asylum in 1864-1889

“A list purportedly documenting dozens of reasons why people were committed to insane asylums between 1864 and 1889… … list was frequently shared with humorous messages about how common acts such as “novel reading,” “laziness,” or the “overstudy of religion” would land much of today’s population in an asylum.”

Then there are people who like to say how EVERYTHING was better back in the days.

Reckless Indulgence

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