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An Evolution Of Mental Illness Treatment

ME ILLNESS Treatment PERSON Supernatural Activity: Sorcery, "Evil Eye" Angry Gods Trepanning Trephination: surgery in which a hole is drilled or The scraped into the skull to relieve pressure and increase blood flow. 4 Humours (Yellow Bile, Black Bile, Phlegm and Blood) were regarded as essential fluids 5000 BC Activity: Dances, Concerts, Painting (Ancient Egypt). 4000 BC whose imbalance created mental illness. 3000 BC 2500 BC 2000 BC HIPPOCRATES introduces principles of scientific medicine, denies influence of spirits 1500 BC 1000 BC 750 BC and demons - 500 BC separating religion and medicine; however, he believed in Humorism and applied it to mental health. 250 BC AD 100 200 300 400 Bloodletting, sometimes via leeches, to balance the four 500 600 humors. 700 800 900 1000 1200 Torture and prosecution, including burning at the stake; often times as 1300 witches. Asylums: Awful conditions. Bedlam began admitting the mentally ill and "insane" in 1377. Devils & Patients appeared in sideshows in demons with the body 1775. Mystical Treatments: Astrological signs were cast into amulets and Latin inscriptions were worn around the neck. 1300 RHAZES & AL-TABARI Developed Clinical Psychiatry and Psychotherapy 1400 1500 1550 Mesmerism: The use of natural magnetism to restore the balance and flow of magnetic fluids in the body associated with mental illness. 1600 1650 1700 1725 Animal 1750 Magnetism: An invisible, natural force existing in animals that could have healing effects. 1775 1800 Phrenology: studying the surface of the skull to determine 1820 1840 1860 psychological characteristics 1880 1900 PHINEAS GAGE has a rod driven 1910 through his brain and survived; however, his personality was completely different, leading scientists to theorize that brain 1920 1930 1940 functions were localized. 1950 Asylums: "Moral 1960 Management" (better conditions) Repression/ suppression of thought in the human mind. Chemical Lobotomies: imbalances within a surgical procedure removing the frontal lobes, leaving the patient detached and cognitively reduced. the brain. Sigmund Freud made psychoanalysis hugely popular. He theorized that dreams were windows into the psyche, and investigated and charted the subconscious mind. Disorders within brain tissue. Carl Gustav Jung founded analytical psychology and split from Freud because he viewed human nature, by nature, as religious. Psychoanalysis: "Talking therapy," dream analysis Morningside Psychoactive Drugs Electroshock RECOVERY Therapy Sources: I | I I CAUSES TREATMENTS 0000000000 7000 BC 6000 BC 1970 1980 1990 2000

An Evolution Of Mental Illness Treatment

shared by Michaelson on May 07
As scientific methods and practices have advanced, the mentally ill all across the globe have seen tremendous improvements to their treatment methods. This infographic looks at the full evolution of m...


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