19th and 20th Century Psychiatry In Shocking Photos

Within the 19th and 20th century, conditions ranging from epilepsy and schizophrenia to things like dementia, post-traumatic stress, and even depression were treated with shocking cruelty. Because, people with psychiatric problems were not always considered fully human.

Followings are some of the shocking  psychiatric practices that were popular during the 19th and 20th century:

Restraint Chair for Violent Patients.

This chair was used to control violent patients in the 20th century – Violent patients have their feet secured to the floor, with arms strapped into the wooded well, and a belt tied around the body. The restraint chair pictured was found at the New York State asylum.

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