Sarah Gardner, in an insane asylum. Diagnosis: Insanity caused by anxiety. Women could find themselves labelled insane and locked up in madhouses for a range of conditions – from postnatal depression to anxiety to alcoholism or senile dementia, and even for social transgressions such as infidelity (‘moral insanity’).
Camille Claudel, tragic life, incredible artist, muse of Rodin. Ended up in insane asylum, where she stayed until her death. Tragic women's story. At least her art now has a place next to Rodin at the Rodin museum in Paris.