Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

13/5/2012

Sent to the asylum: The Victorian women locked up because they were suffering from stress, post natal depression and anxiety

These days, work stress, postnatal depression and anxiety are addressed with compassion. But just a few generations ago, the women who suffered from these conditions, were confined to an asylum. The compelling portraits shown here, taken by Victorian photographer Henry Hering in the mid-19th century, have a haunting quality. for more click here

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