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.

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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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