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Lecture #2 FINAL History of Treatment in America o 1700/1800’s: Patients wandered streets, jailed Mental asylums (1773): mania and melancholia Patients “chose to be irrational” Poor living conditions, confinement, little activity Sedating drugs, bloodletting, restraining devices, ECT o Mid 1800’s “Moral management” and “custodial care” Hospitals= custodians of people who could not be cured o Phrenology Brain shape= personality (specific parts of your personality was in different parts of your brain)- They said you could make conclusions of someone’s personality and mental health based on the shape of the brain. o Lobotomies Defective nerves would reform as normal nerves after being cut (Mid 1900’s) Dr. Walter Freeman’s lobotomobile 50,000 people The physicians would use a needle/ ice pick, put it inside your skull or brain and scrape it a few times before pulling it out. After the procedure people were

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