The Impact Of Sigmund Freud On Psychiatric Practice

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The Impact of Sigmund Freud on Psychiatric Practice The psychiatric practice would terrify the mentally ill, but not until Sigmund Freud came along. During the early 1800 's, the Catholic Church would torture people that were mentally ill, blaming them to be sinners because of their illness. Freud graduated as a general doctor, but soon found a great interest in the human brain. He came up with the theories of psychoanalysis, Oedipus complex, Electra complex, and even with dream interpretation. Because of all his theories, there were psychoanalytic societies formed, which influenced artists and writers. Even now the way children are educated has changed because of him. Sigmund Freud impacted psychiatric practice and with his theories, the world now knows how the human behavior really works. Years ago, the psychiatric practice was not the same as it is today, but instead, it was torturous. The Catholic Church was the one involved with the psychiatric practice. In the mid 1800’s, Russia started to set up asylums for the most troubled people. The Church made the people believe that they should attend mass on a regular basis in order to cure their mental stability. Since the sixteenth century and forward, asylums were being established all around the world. The Valencia mental hospital in Spain was the first mental institution to open in 1406 C.E. Cruel treatment was given to the people that were admitted to this asylum. Instead of helping the ill recover, the asylums were

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