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Reasons for admission into later 1800's insane asylum. Good thing for me I didn't live back then. I would've been committed several times over.

Reasons for admission into later 1800's insane asylum. Good thing for me I didn't live back then. I would've been committed several times over.

She was kept. She was treated for her mental illness or insanity. Stuck in the asylum.

23 Horrifying Old Photos That Will Keep You Awake At Night

She was kept. She was treated for her mental illness or insanity. Stuck in the asylum.

5 Insane Asylums And The Horrors That Happened There

Creepy History: 5 Insane Asylums And The Horrors That Happened There

Insane Asylum Patients in 1800

Bavarian Prince Otto and Insanity in the 1800s

When women used to be depressed or were not “taking care of their men” properly their husbands could send them to the psych ward for attitude adjustments. This was part of conditioning them to always wear a smile. They believed that if a woman saw herself smiling that it would become natural practice and that she would be “cured”. This often went along with shock therapies.

When women used to be depressed or were not “taking care of their men” properly their husbands could send them to the psych ward for attitude adjustments. This was part of conditioning them to always wear a smile. They believed that if a woman saw herself smiling that it would become natural practice and that she would be “cured”. This often went along with shock therapies.

What Everybody Gets Wrong About Jekyll and Hyde :: Tor.com/blogs -- This makes me want to read the original. I've never been interested in the story before. This sounds fascinating.

What Everybody Gets Wrong About Jekyll and Hyde :: Tor.com/blogs -- This makes me want to read the original. I've never been interested in the story before. This sounds fascinating.

Psychiatric patients at Pilgrim State Hospital, NY were put in a "continuous-flow bath" to calm them down. With their bodies greased, the patients can remain in the baths for hours until they fall asleep. 1938

Strangers to Reason: LIFE Inside a Psychiatric Hospital, 1938

Psychiatric patients at Pilgrim State Hospital, NY were put in a "continuous-flow bath" to calm them down. With their bodies greased, the patients can remain in the baths for hours until they fall asleep. 1938

The old Belleview psychiatric hospital, one of the worst in history for bizarre and atrocious treatment. Spookiest of all . . .

The old Belleview psychiatric hospital, one of the worst in history for bizarre and atrocious treatment. Spookiest of all . . .

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