‘Brain fag’: a syndrome associated with ‘overstudy’ and mental exhaustion in 19th century Britain

@article{Ayonrinde2020BrainFA,
  title={‘Brain fag’: a syndrome associated with ‘overstudy’ and mental exhaustion in 19th century Britain},
  author={O. Ayonrinde},
  journal={International Review of Psychiatry},
  year={2020},
  volume={32},
  pages={520 - 535}
}
  • O. Ayonrinde
  • Published 2020
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • International Review of Psychiatry
Abstract The relationship between mental exhaustion and somatic sensations has been described across cultures for millennia, including the contextual relationship with studying and learning. In 19th century Britain, concern regarding the impact of ‘excessive’ study (‘overstudy’) and the mental impact on ‘brainworkers’ led to the coining of the term ‘Brain Fag’ in 1850. Anxiety became heightened following the promulgation of the Education Acts from 1870 with compulsory child education. This was… Expand

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