Darwin suffered from psychoneurosis (Talk.Origins)
Charles Darwin became chronically ill shortly after returning from his voyage on the Beagle, making him an invalid for much of his life. His symptoms -- depression, vomiting, palpitations, etc. -- match no organic illness and appear to be psychogenic (originating in his mind). The cause of this illness could be anxiety that his theory was wrong or guilt from rejecting God. ‘’Source:’’
- Bergman, Jerry Was Charles Darwin psychotic? A study of his mental health. Impact 367 (Jan . 2004.).
- Grigg, Russell. [2001. http://www.answersingenesis.org/creation/v17/i4/darwins_illness.asp Darwin’s mystery illness. Creation 17(4),]
As worded this claim does not accurately represent the content of either article. While they are about Darwin’s physical and mental health, the purpose is mainly to provide some little known information on his life but they do not imply that his illness is a problem for Evolution.