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 Diagnosis: Insanity caused by overwork. These days, work stress, postnatal depression and anxiety are addressed with compassion. But just a few generations ago, the women who suffered from these conditions, were confined to an asylum.

Sent to the asylum: The Victorian women locked up because they were suffering from stress, post natal depression and anxiety

Women in the mid-19th century suffering from common mental health conditions were condemned to the asylum to live in appalling conditions.

Tragic tale of mental health treatment of Victorian women who were locked up due to stress, post-natal depression, and anxiety.

Sent to the asylum: The Victorian women locked up because they were suffering from stress, post natal depression and anxiety

Women in the mid-19th century suffering from common mental health conditions were condemned to the asylum to live in appalling conditions.

Haunting Mental Asylum Photos From the Past

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Cornwall Jail, Doors Open September 2012

Manhattan State Hospital Location: New York, NY, US Date taken: 1964 sad thing is she probably had a family and is locked away for depression.

Manhattan State Hospital Location: New York, NY, US Date taken: 1964

Asylum patient with trichotillomania. Mental Asylum, Insane Asylum, Paranormal, Dsm Iv, Psychiatric Hospital, Abandoned Asylums, Foto Real, Vintage Medical, Medical History
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A psychiatric patient with a likely case of Trichotillomania. The compulsive urge to pull out (and in some cases, eat) one's own hair leading to noticeable hair loss, distress, and social or functional impairment. It is classified as an impulse control disorder by DSM-IV and is often chronic and difficult to treat. Common areas for hair to be pulled out are the scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, arms, hands, and pubic hairs.

mental hospital nurses 1936 Absolutely fascinating article if you click through to the website printed in a LIFE magazine - History

Pilgrim State Hospital

History of Pilgrim State Hospital with photographic documentation and urban exploration accounts by Tom Kirsch.

Tied to the bed & alone!

"kvetchlandia"

Richard Avedon Mental Institution #36, East Louisiana State Mental Hospital 1963

Mental Institution, East Louisiana State Mental Hospital, 1963 by Richard Avedon

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Strait jacket, Europe, Check out the new Mind Hacks post re: A history of psychology through objects for more info about the collection of Mental Health and Illness oddities at the Science Museum London

Strait jacket, Europe, 1925-1935 Check out the new Mind Hacks post re: A history of psychology through objects for more info about the collection of Mental Health and Illness oddities at the Science Museum London

A patient in a straight jacket at a hospital for the mentally ill, circa 1946 - Jerry Cooke -Time Life Pictures - Getty Images

are you mental? (yes, i am)

A female patient, who is restrained in a straightjacket, sits alone on a bench and cries in a mental institution, Youngstown, Ohio, 1946. There are open, untreated sores on her leg.

 ECT is still done, but in a much more refined way. Often of last resort when meds and therapy don't work

Pulled To Bits

I need a fix and a kiss

They placed these in my mouth and other patients mouths prior to receiving electro shock therapy treatments. Mental Health Treatment, Mental Health Care, Mental Health Problems, Mental Asylum, Insane Asylum, Electro Shock, Shock Treatment, Creepy Vintage, Psychiatric Hospital
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are you mental? (yes, i am)

depictions of mental illness through ages and more my tumblr

Pilgrim State Hospital: an Abandoned Psychiatric Hospital in Brentwood, NY

1920s straitjacket

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Written on the wall of an abandoned mental asylum

Written on the wall of an abandoned mental asylum by DarkFoxV on Indulgy.com

Before the mid-eighteen hundreds, common belief was that those who suffered from…

are you mental? (yes, i am)

Media’s Damaging Depictions of Mental Illness By MARGARITA TARTAKOVSKY, M.S. via h-madness

prev pinner note: Patient receiving insulin shock therapy treatment in mental hospital, which causes a coma condition in this patient. Location: Worchester, MA, US Date taken: August 1949 Mental Asylum, Insane Asylum, Mental Health Treatment, Mental Health Care, Psychiatric Hospital, Vintage Medical, Medical Science, Medical History, Mental Illness
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Top 10 Outdated Medical Treatments - Listverse

Man is always seeking to tame what it can never fully understand. The same is true with medicine. While we can never fully come to terms with the throes and devastations we are dealt by the natural world, that doesn't stop us from trying to mount a saddle on the very worst of it. Along the way to a closer understanding of virtual infinite, there have been stubborn and idealistic, if not necessary, shots in the dark with the hopes of an eventual hit, a glimpse of enlightenment. Here are some…