Emily Dickinson: Agoraphobia, Anxiety And Depression

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Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830 to a family of conservative Calvinists on their Amherst Homestead in Massachusetts. She spent her younger childhood reading, busy with school, and exploring nature and her love of the earth. When she was old enough, she attended Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in South Hadley, but only for a year. “Emily Dickinson Biography”, on Biography.com, states that agoraphobia, anxiety, and depression kept her out of school often, leading to quitting school despite being an exemplary student. From this time on she lived with her mother, taking care of her as she grew ill, never marrying or having children. She seldom left her home, but was frequently visited by her brother, William, and his wife, Susan Gilbert.

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