Mentally Ill In The 19th Century

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The mentally ill of decades past particularly of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries were not necessarily seen or treated as a criminal element although the services and techniques that were employed by the medical establishment could be seen by today's standards as barbaric, this was not in ill will or some form of belligerence on the part of the doctors from the recent past but more attuned to not really understanding the complexities of the human psyche. Today although there appears to be a better grasps on the mental conditions that afflict people with mental disorders the asylum and mental hospitals that remain today do not suffer as much from the shortcomings of treatment and diagnostic techniques of the past, but a more plebeian
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