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PAST IS PROLOGUE

Reflections From Disneyland: A History of Stress and Anxiety

Human beings go to great lengths to exit mental discomfort

The famous Disney castle with a crowd of people in the foreground.
Photo by Colton Jones on Unsplash

On April 23, 1842, a certain Mr. S., gentleman farmer aged 50, visited the local medical man with complaints of a “great mental anxiety” for a few weeks because of an increased burden of business duties. Although…

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Emily Willingham

Emily Willingham

Journalist, author, Texan, biologist. I write All About Us (we=us), All About Adolescence (our longest growth stage), & All About Aging (we’re all doing it).