Posts Tagged Under: mental hospitals

Shock Therapies in Psychiatry

Did you know that…..

Shock Therapies were introduced in Psychiatry in the last century ?

Most mental hospitals used Shock Therapies throughout the twentieth century.

There were three main types of Shock Therapies,

  • Hypoglycemic shock therapy,
  • Cardiazol shock,
  • Electric convulsions shock.

The Electric shock therapy was the most popular shock therapy.

The application of the shock therapy was widely accepted because there was no a more rational and effective treatment.

Shock Therapies also mean lower health care costs for most countries, but the scientific validity and the effects of shocks has been questioned.

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

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Fiji and Mental Disease

Did you know that…..

people mentally ill were often buried alive in Fiji and New Hebrides ?

Because of belief they were possessed by evil.

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

Fiji and New Hebrides map

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Occupational Therapy

Did you know that…..

Occupational therapy begun in the United States in Pennsylvania hospital in 1752 when the board provided wool-carding and spinning equipment to patients ?

Nowadays occupational therapy in mental hospitals use a large rage of activities : music, games, arts, crafts and house keeping tasks.

 

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

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