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The Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Illness from Prehistory to the Renaissance

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Throughout history, there has been much speculation as to the cause of  mental health problems. Explanations have ranged from demonic possession to a disruption of the bodily humours.

 

This presentation focuses upon how mental health problems were viewed by a number of societies from primitive to the renaissance and how such problems were treated.

 

While the stereotypical view of  mental health treatments of the past is either through trepanning or exorcism. The truth will surprise you and in some cases, the care administered in the past puts our current care and treatments to shame.

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