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Your laziness, bad company or asthma could have gotten you admitted to an asylum in the late-1800s.

In fact, common acts such as “novel reading,” “marriage of son,” or the “overstudy of religion” would land much of today’s population in a mental institution.

The image, which has been doing the rounds on social media for a long time - was compiled from the admissions logbook of the West Virginia Hospital for the Insane.

Image Source: Reddit / ThatsInsane

Patients at the institution were treated for various illnesses such as chronic dementia, acute mania, and melancholia.

The entries recorded in the image are the reasons or causes why those patients were said to have developed their underlying maladies.

Image Source: Photo by Daniel Reche from Pexels

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