Is the Silence of the Great Plains to Blame for 'Prairie Madness'?

Is the Silence of the Great Plains to Blame for ‘Prairie Madness’?

In the 1800s, as American settlers pushed westward into the Great Plains, stories began to emerge of formerly stable people becoming depressed, anxious, irritable, and even violent with “prairie madness.” And there is some evidence in historical accounts or surveys, which suggested a rise in cases of mental illness in the mid-1800’s to early 1900’s, …

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