Psychic causation[ edit ] Darwin found that his illness often followed stressful situations, such as the excitement of attending a meeting. Having escaped "smoky dirty London" to his country retreat of the former parsonage of Down House at Downehe became increasingly reclusive, actually fitting a mirror outside the house, so that he could withdraw when visitors were coming around the corner. When he left, it was mostly to visit friends or relatives, though he did endeavour to meet his obligations to attend scientific meetings. Diagnosis of panic disorder and agoraphobia[ edit ] Barloon and Noyes 1 report that as a young man, Darwin had "episodes of abdominal distress, especially in stressful situations".
Psychic causation[ edit ] Darwin found that his illness often followed stressful situations, such as the excitement of attending a meeting.
Having escaped "smoky dirty London" to his country retreat of the former parsonage of Down House at Downehe became increasingly reclusive, actually fitting a mirror outside the house, so that he could withdraw when visitors were coming around the corner.
When he left, it was mostly to visit friends or relatives, though he did endeavour to meet his obligations to attend scientific meetings.
Diagnosis of panic disorder and agoraphobia[ edit ] Barloon and Noyes 1 report that as a young man, Darwin had "episodes of abdominal distress, especially in stressful situations".
He had a "premorbid vulnerability" which in his youth was referred to as "sensitivity to stress of criticism in his youth". They contend that "variable intensity of symptoms and chronic, prolonged course without physical deterioration also indicate that his illness was psychiatric.
A study by Chambless and Mason 3 says that regardless of gender, the less masculine in trait a person afflicted with panic disorder is, the more likely they are to use avoidance social withdrawal as a coping mechanism.
Individuals who have more masculine traits often turn to external coping strategies for example, alcohol. Bean 4 wrote that while Darwin had great confidence, at the same time he was neuroticbecame nervous when his routine was altered, and was upset by a holiday, trip, or unexpected visitor.
Colp 5 disputes a diagnosis of agoraphobia, because Darwin dutifully attended 16 meetings of the Council of the Royal Society and was away from home about 2, days between and his death inbut Barloon and Noyes 1 state that Darwin only left home infrequently, usually accompanied by his wife.
They cite Darwin declining an invitation: In a similar diagnosis, English psychiatrist Dr. Rankine Good stated, "Thus, if Darwin did not slay his father in the flesh, then he certainly slew the Heavenly Father in the realm of natural history," suffering for his "unconscious patricide " which accounted for "almost forty years of severe and crippling neurotic suffering.
Relationship with wife, nervousness about being left alone[ edit ] Peter Brent writes in his biography of Darwin, Darwin: They had a common history, a joint tradition. It is hard to think their relationship a passionate one, but it was happy, and the happiness had deep roots.
Without you, when sick I feel most desolate Oh Mammy, I do long to be with you and under your protection for then I feel safe. Chapman of "nervousness when Emma leaves me", which they interpret as a fear of being alone associated with his panic disorder.
His father, speaking from experience, warned Charles before he proposed to Emma that "some women suffered miserably by doubting about the salvation of their husbands, thus making them likewise to suffer.
She read and helped with his "Essay" setting out his theory inlong before he showed his theory to anyone else. She went through the pages, making notes in the margins pointing out unclear passages and showing where she disagreed.
As his illness progressed, she nursed him, restraining him from overworking and making him take holiday breaks, always helping him to continue with his work.
The Darwin—Wedgwood family were of the Unitarian church, with his grandfather Erasmus Darwin and father taking this to the extent of Freethoughtbut, in the repressive climate of the early 19th century, his father complied with the Anglican Church of England.
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