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Mental Illnesses: A Barbaric Report

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Throughout history, archaeologists along with historians have studied countless civilizations as well as how the people within these societies interacted with one another. While observing artifacts from these civilizations, such as mummies, archeologists have reported many civilians having holes in the back of their skulls. This report indicated that many of these people were trepanned, which during that era, was a technique used to treat patients with mental illnesses (Lawson, 2012). It is because of this barbaric treatment that psychologist began to find different ways to treat the mentally ill. However, the first step towards helping these people, involved documenting their behavior. As most psychologists know, many patients were often treated
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