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Americans were said to be particularly prone to neurasthenia, which resulted in the nickname "Americanitis" (popularized by William James). Another, rarely used, term for neurasthenia is nervosism.
Paregoric (opium) Alcohol: 40 per cent Opium: 1 13 - 16 grams per oz. Dose: 3 days old: 3 drops - One week old: 5 drops - 1 month old: 8 drops - 1 year old: 15 drops - 5 years old: 25 drops - Adults: one dessert spoon full. I remember getting this for GI upset as a child.