Edited by Jennifer Reiling, Editorial Assistant.
BY FREDERIC S. THOMAS , M.D.,
PROFESSOR OF MENTAL DISEASES CREIGHTON MEDICAL COLLEGE, OMAHA.
In presenting a few thoughts upon this subject, I
desire not to be exhaustive, but to present points merely for your
consideration. The author does not claim the stress of modern
civilization to be an exclusive factor in the causation of insanity,
yet one which should not be dismissed without
consideration. . . . Instead of modern culture making the masses
more resistive and better qualified for life's battle, in many
instances, by reason of over-stimulation and faulty cerebral
development, it tends to weaken the inhibitory qualities of the brain.
THE STRESS OF MODERN CIVILIZATION AS A FACTOR IN THE CAUSATION OF INSANITY.. JAMA. 1998;280(22):1902N. doi:10.1001/jama.280.22.1902